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Menubar missing (5 posts)

  1. webtemple
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi All,

    I am using Word press V 1.4. I know it’s quite old, but I am afraid to upgrade as I do not want change the appearance.
    However, by mistakenly the menu bar was deleted and I have created it again from the dashboard. But now menu bar is not appearing on the actual site.

    Could you please help me to solve this issue.
    Appreciate,

  2. W.P. Ginfo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Before you do anything else:

    ALWAYS Make a backup of your site, before making any changes!!

    1. Use FTP to backup the files.
    2. Make sure to also backup your database. This contains the content of your site.

    It seems to me this is a unique opportunity to make a fresh start with a updated WP-version.

    Why not make a separate installation of the new WP and transfer the content and looks, [parallel to the old version].

  3. Maruti Mohanty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes with the older version you are really missing a lot of things that comes with the present stable version.

    Take a backup and try the latest wp

  4. webtemple
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi W.P. Ginfo, & Maruti Mohanty

    Yes I do have FTP backup ( from Cpanel) , is there anyway to get my Menu Bar back to the site.

  5. W.P. Ginfo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You said:

    'Yes I do have FTP backup ( from Cpanel) , is there anyway to get my Menu Bar back to the site. '

    You might be... I have no way of knowing for sure, since I don't use this very old version of WP.

    Start by checking the menu using the dashboard >appearance > menus.
    If possible restore the original menu or create and activate a new menu.
    Then apply the menu.
    == == == If the above failed, try the below. == == ==
    !!NOTE!!
    It sounds unlikely that the backup form the controlpanel = an FTP backup. It's also unclear -yet very important - if you have a database-backup = CONTENT!!

    !!BEFORE you do anything else make a backup of both the files AND the database. If the old version already had a export function to backup your database... Create an export-file.
    If not: use PHPMyAdmin access through your browser.
    Use your webhosts access data.
    > Select the correct database > Export-TAB
    > Select the database again
    > SQL-format>
    > leave the rest default
    > press start-button [right-bottom].

    The progress and result are reported. If successful, you'll now have a database backup.
    == == ==
    USE FTP [e.g. Filezilla] to upload the backup you say you have.
    Check if things are back to normal.

    If not... it's time to take the plunge and update / start afresh, using the database backup you just made [above] your content can be transferred to the new site.

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