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[closed] Problem after 3.1 upgrade (55 posts)

  1. grvogt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did an automatic upgrade to 3.1 after backing up my databases and now the pages are not loading. I can get into the admin panels and I deactivated all plugins. When I go to http://www.domain name.com/wp-admin the admin page comes up without a problem. I reloaded PHP but that didn't help. The pages are intact as far as editing them, but do not display. Does 3.1 require something else that the previous version didn't? I had not downloaded 3.0.5 and had planned to do so when I saw 3.1 was available. I updated the theme I am using thinking the upgrade required the newest version of the theme.

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I suggest you provide a bit more info to help people help you.

    First, what version of WordPress did you upgrade FROM?

    Second, "pages are not loading" could mean several things. Are you getting 404s (Page Not Found), blank pages, browser hangs on loading or what?

    You might try saving your Permalinks again, as that sometimes solves some of the "pages not loading" scenarios I mention above.

  3. prettyprincess
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    HOLY CRAP!!!! We upgraded and it DESTROYED our website?!?!?!?!

    http://prettyprincessgirls.com/

    The layout is a complete mess?!??!?! HELP! What do we do??!?!

  4. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Restore from the backup you took before upgrading. If you didn't take an backup yourself, see if your web hosting company provides one through cPanel or by contacting their support folks.

    Also, please create a separate thread, as it will get difficult to try and address two separate problems in one thread.

  5. grvogt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was using WordPress 3.0 when I did the upgrade to 3.1. Pages not loading is pretty vague, thanks. The browser hangs and never loads but I do not get a 404 error. The link is http://www.shastalibraries.org/staff
    and I have tried with the 2010 theme with all plugins disabled and still the browser hangs and never loads anything but does not error. I did try and resave the permalinks and all other general settings.

  6. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @prettyprincess: your problem is likely a theme that has not yet been updated or tested with WordPress 3.1, as opposed to a bug in the new version.

  7. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @grvogt: in Firefox, I get a more detailed error:

    The page isn't redirecting properly

    Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
    * This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

    This could be an .htaccess error. Saving permalinks is the first thing to try. If it doesn't work the first time, rename .htaccess to test.htaccess and retry.

    You should also carefully investigate whether there are two .htaccess files, one each in the root and in /staff.

    The WordPress Codex should have more specifics.

  8. hereswhatidid
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm also getting the infinite redirect loop after upgrading from 3 to 3.1. I'm running this on a Windows machine using the ISAPIRewrite module from Helicon. The permalinks were working fine prior to the upgrade and I've already tried resaving them via the admin and restarting IIS on the machine in case anything was being cached.

  9. grvogt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I renamed the .htaccess file and resaved the permalinks and still the same thing. I am running on Windows Server 2003 as well.

  10. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm afraid we are going to have to wait for a Windows expert to happen along to this thread. Everything I've said is based on Linux (web host) experience.

  11. grvogt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I appreciate the help though. Thanks for the effort adiant!

  12. grvogt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Any Windows folks have this problem and have figured it out by chance?

  13. chellebelly
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I upgraded to 3.1 today from the previous version, and now I'm unable to upload images into my posts. The browser uploader keeps popping up when I try to add an image, and when I attempt to switch to the flash uploader I still get the browser version. I can see the photo in the media library, but the photo won't automatically insert into the post. Plus when I do upload with the browser version, the photo upload doesn't appear to be crunching, and makes me think nothing's happening. Any clue as to what's wrong? I've done things like clear my browser cache, logged out of wordpress, and even restarted my computer, but the same is still happening. My blog is pretty photo intensive, and I really need to try to fix this ASAP. Thanks! :)

  14. cjackson23
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've got the same problem after upgrading from 3.0 to 3.1. I can log into wp-admin ok.

    FIREFOX

    The page isn't redirecting properly
    Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
    * This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

    SAFARI

    Safari can’t open the page.
    Too many redirects occurred trying to open “http://blog.domain.com/”. This might occur if you open a page that is redirected to open another page which then is redirected to open the original page.

  15. Daniel King
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  16. Harlz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    DO NOT UPGRADE. This upgrade destroyed a website I was working
    on and was almost finished with! I have all my back-ups and have upgraded many wp before and this is the first time anything this borked has occurred. Has tried everything to re-install and backup to no avail. This sucks. Now I have to start all over again from scratch.

  17. Harlz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    oh and besides that I hate that new admin junk at the top and
    can find no admin panel to turn it off or do anything else with.

    And also, sorry admins, I missed the edit button above on my previous post.

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    To disable the Admin bar, navigate to your Profile page and untick when viewing site under Show Admin Bar, then save your changes.

  19. grvogt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The plugin here worked for me. I got this from the windows thread.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/permalink-fix-disable-canonical-redirects-pack/

  20. Harlz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thank you esmi, I am just a wee bit flustered at the moment, that info is much appreciated, you have no idea how much work I put into developing my bro-in-laws site and he is paying me too. I had just finished telling him I almost had it ready for him and he could go have a look at it from the sub-folder I installed it to in my own site. Now I have to start all over.
    I am more than NOT impressed with this update. A little voice told me not update it and I just did not listen.
    I damn sure will investigate all further wordpress " updates " before installing them.

    Has decided to try a complete fresh install of wp 3.1 with anew database
    from the ground up. Will let everyone know how it goes in a while.

    Hopefully it is only the update from 3.0 to 3.1 that is the problem and not a fresh install of 3.1. We shall see. Wish me luck!

  21. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @stev0
    I gave you the solution (I think) on your own topic regarding the disappearance of Custom fields.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/custom-fields-not-working-in-upgrade-to-31?replies=2

  22. Digital Raindrops
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Harlz,
    How did it destroy the website?

    The upgrade would not destroy your theme, unless you had it in the 'twenty ten' folder?

    The upgrade would overwrite the twenty ten folder, that is why theme development is done in a new folder or using a child theme!

    I cannot see how else it would destroy your website?

    Just Interested.

    David

  23. Harlz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not a problem David, always more than eager to hear what others may have to offer. Especially if any little tricks can be derived by something I may have done wrong so that in future I do not do it again.
    Welcomes any input you may have.

    All of my posts went to PAGE NOT FOUND, the website itself did indeed stay intact, am using Traject Theme. My pages stayed intact, but all of the many many posts I had created while actually still there, would only show as PAGE NOT FOUND. These are the steps I did to update wp to 3.1 initially
    1. Backed up database as prescribed like I always do via PhPMyAdmin
    2. EXPORTED { thank God ! } all my posts and pages with TOOLS from WP to xml file.
    3. Turned off ALL PLUGINS
    4. Switched to default them ( twenty-ten ) before upgrading automatically
    5. Performed UPGRADE AUTOMATICALLY, like I have always done.

    6. Upgrade successful message recieved! ( everything seemed fine )
    7. Checked my homepage site url << looked ok to me! Still had it at twenty ten
    8. Clicked on new posts - PAGE NOT FOUND!
    9. Went ahead and activated Traject.
    Clicked on posts- PAGE NOT FOUND!

    10. Almost threw up.

    11. Tried a database restore, no go

    12. Has created a new freehosting account so bro in law
    can see what I am doing, has created a new database and has installed 3.1 from scratch- has imported pages and posts that I had backed up.

    Other than I have to " tweak " the theme all over again and install my cufon font, and few other minor extras, it should only take me a few hours to re-create the site for him to see. Once he approves it, I shall just do the same thing all over again on his real server.

    While it has been a PITA, because I at least had the good sense to export posts, pages and attachments to XML before upgrading, all is not lost.

    When I get it all - redone will post a link.
    I have removed the database and the sub-directory wordpress install
    from my own site since I no longer needed it because the import worked
    on the fresh freehosting site. I was so proud of it, it is beautiful!
    Or will be again anyway. I am not a professional, but I LOVE creating wordpress sites for friends and family. Sometimes they pay me a wee fee like I am getting for this one because it is quite involved, but more often I do it for free.

  24. grvogt - Your site link loads for me. It asks me for a password, but it loads.

    Harlz - You may need to let WP regenerate your .htaccess.
    http://dre.im/if-pages-return-a-404-after-wordpress-3-1-upgrade

  25. Harlz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ipstenu

    Thanks! will try that if it happens again.

    I have an older wp site that I am sure needs an upgrade
    on an old freehosting site from a long time ago
    that has recipes on it. It is quite filled and I have been
    meaning to copy it over to my server for sometime now.

    I will copy it over this week first BEFORE trying an upgrade
    and then if I run into the same problem will try the htaccess
    thing.
    EDIT

    Is lost on this step:
    Pull the htaccess file down so that you have a local back up. Once you’ve pulled it down, go ahead and delete it from your server.

    what does " pull the htaccess file down " mean?

  26. Well yeah, ALWAYS make a backup of files AND database before upgrading :) That's a given.

  27. Harlz
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is lost on this step:
    Pull the htaccess file down so that you have a local back up. Once you’ve pulled it down, go ahead and delete it from your server.

    what does " pull the htaccess file down " mean?

    SECOND EDIT - BIG OLD DUH

    duh, nevermind, sometimes that old lightbulb just has to get switched on

    it means save the file first to your computer I guess as it is now
    so you have it if you mess things up. At least I hope that is what it means LOL.

  28. SwapTribe
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey guys,
    I just upgraded from wordpress 3.0 to version 3.1 and now EVERYTHING is gone.

    When I go to: http://hcg.befit4free.net/wp-admin/
    I get the error message:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class wpdb in /home/befit4fr/public_html/hcg/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 52

    When you go to: http://hcg.befit4free.net/
    I just get a BLANK page. I REALLY NEED HELP!!! ASAP.

    What happened to my site?

    Please email me if you can help:
    Curtis@BeFit4Free.net

  29. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 3 years ago #

    SwapTribe: Your upgrade failed and is incomplete or something similar.

    Do a manual upgrade via FTP instead:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress#Manual_Update

  30. Harlz - You got it :D

    SwapTribe - Re apply the upgrade manually, BUT yours is not the same problem, so please make a new post.

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