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Need to delete old files/upload new ones without deleting posts (5 posts)

  1. GypsyNightshade
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I need to delete all of the old files of WordPress and reinstall a fresh version. However, how can I do this without deleting my old posts? Or can I reinstall the wpcontent after installing a fresh WP version?

    Reason for reinstallation: Template issues, unable to edit plugin, and unable to locate .htaccess file after a CPU issue with my web host. I've tried uploading the latest version, but that has not helped issues at all. Thanks!

  2. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Leave the wp-content folder as is but delete all other files. Your posts are stored in your database so won't be affected (but it is worth backing your database up just in case) http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress#Manual_Update

  3. GypsyNightshade
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Should this help replace the location of my .htaccess file?

  4. tomontoast
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  5. GypsyNightshade
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The reinstall did not help issues at all. Any other suggestions?

    One issue: I switched templates, but the new template can only be seen on the home page, unable to edit plugins, my login info keeps resetting.

    I think there is something seriously wrong with the installation I am using.

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