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Sudden Fatal error: Call to undefined function (5 posts)

  1. scobb99
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have an out-of-the-blue fatal error. I have not changed files or upgraded WP since 7/28/09. Today I went to log in as admin and got

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function delete_transient() in /var/www/monetate/blog/wp-admin/upgrade.php on line 23

    When I try to access http://monetate.com/blog/wp-admin

    WordPress tries to go to:

    http://monetate.com/blog/wp-admin/upgrade.php?_wp_http_referer=/blog/wp-admin/

  2. scobb99
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry, hist Post before finished describing problem. When I say "Have not changed files" I mean that I have not messed with the install since the last time things worked fine, which was yesterday when I posted a new post. All was looking fine for 24 hours or so, then I tried to log in and boom, nada.

    Stephen

  3. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress version: 2.8

    I have not changed files or upgraded WP since 7/28/09.

    But this is what I see in your source code:

    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.6.1" />

    It appears that your upgrade to 2.8 failed. I'd recommend a manual (not automatic) upgrade to the latest WordPress version:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended

  4. scobb99
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for fast reply -- but I am concerned that this error suddenly appeared. Can't understand why it was working one day but not the next.

    Will read up on manual update, obviously going to have to live without the control panel and changes to blog posts until it is fixed. That is a HUGE pain because I live in a rural area with a terrible satellite connection so I have to drive to town and sit in the WiFi cafe while I do this. And my boss is not going to be happy if the next post is not up before noon tomorrow.

    Feel like asking for my donation back from the person who wrote the automatic upgrade software that apparently failed.

    Stephen

  5. scobb99
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    On top of all that, I can't use the WordPress database backup plugin because wp-admin is broken and I don't have phpMyAdmin or MySQL Administrator installed.

    So, this problem is probably going to cost me my evening.

    Not happy, and still think it is a serious problem that I could be using it one day and not the the next. Something changed from yesterday to today.

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