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plugin preventing local-install. (18 posts)

  1. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I've almost completed a local install but can't open the login page.

    It appears that it's because of a plugin.

    The image is here

    Any help would be much appreciated,

    Jane

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Reset the plugins folder by renaming it to plugins-hold.

  3. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks Esmi, you're still hanging in there ;-)

    This is what I have now when I login

    WordPress

    Database Update Required

    WordPress has been updated! Before we send you on your way, we have to update your database to the newest version.

    The update process may take a little while, so please be patient.

    Update WordPress Database

    ------

    What to do?

    And what is the reason?

    Jane

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeh - I'm still here. Like the proverbial bad penny. ;-)

    It sounds like something is stopping the datbase from being updated. did you rename the plugin's folder? If so, can you try a reset using Phpmyadmin in case you've got a really vampiric plugin still hanging on?

  5. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I didn't tell it to do the update.

    Should I?

    I don't like hitting buttons like that if I don't know what's going one ;-)

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd push ahead with the database update in case there is a minor database issue. Do remember to back the db up first though - if it contains important content.

  7. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The update was quick but this is what I now have

    Dashboard
    Dashboard
    Home
    Updates 1

    Posts
    Posts
    All Posts
    Add New
    Categories
    Tags

    Media
    Media
    Library
    Add New

    Links

    etc

    I've been hours and hours on this. The tutorials make it sound like a snap!

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So is the admin area completely unstyled? What server software are you using on what OS?

  9. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes it's all unstyled but everything seems to be there.

    W7 - xampp

    Apache MySQL

    Just went out and bought some beer ;-)

  10. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That looks correct to me.

  12. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's working now!

    I dumped the database and downloaded a fresh one and installed it.

    What do I do about the plug-ins?

    We changed the name of the folder?

    Thanks so much!

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just change the folder name back to 'plugins' and re-activate the individual plugins as needed.

  14. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, it's easy when you know how ;-)

    Would you like to say now, how I upload changes to the live site, or post that question later?

    Jane

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you intend to move the whole site - content and all - to the remote server, then you'll need to review Moving_WordPress. If you're just developing (say) a new theme and want to upload that to the site, then you can just ftp the new theme's folder to wp-content/themes.

  16. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm really doing this to test new themes.

    But most new themes won't integrate 100% so I'll have to make CSS changes, and add widgets etc.

    So how is that handled?

    I can test a theme online ;-)

    My eyes are closing, so night night and thanks ..

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Personally, I'd just upload the theme and then duplicate the widgets on the remote site. It's far less hassle than try to move a whole site.

    I do this kind of theme development/uploading all the time and it's actually a lot easier than it sounds. One thing I would suggest, however - get friendly with the remote site's error logs. If you've introduced a new function in the theme, there's an outside chance that, as the remote server environment won't match your local one exactly, what works locally doesn't work quite the same elsewhere. But that really doesn't happen very often.

  18. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good advice!

    Thanks ..

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