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Tried to upgrade to 2.2, now every link on my site is dead (2 posts)

  1. sickink2
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have no idea what happened here, as I've upgraded my WP install numerous times, so I'll just list all the things I did and then pray someone knows what's going on.

    I tried upgrading to WP 2.2.1, using the steps listed in the install guide. Upon trying to upgrade the database, I got this error message:

    Cannot redeclare register_sidebar() ...

    (and then some other stuff I neglected to copy).

    A Google search told me my theme (K2) was conflicting with the new widgets feature, and I had to go back and uninstall the theme. So I deleted the new files I had uploaded and restored from a backup I made prior to attempting the upgrade. (I'd copied the entire wordpress folder from my site, which I just replaced, so it should have been the same as before.)

    I then repeated the upgrade procedure and was able to update the database. I go to my site, and all my posts are gone. I still see the posts on the front page, but every single internal link on my site now gives a 404 message. (Not the custom WP 404 message, but the generic one you get at most other sites.)

    You can see for yourself if you go to http://www.ryancoleart.com/wordpress and try to click on any of the permalinks.

    So, I decided to revert back to WP 2.1.3. I deleted the new files again and restored from the same backup. I then restored my database following the instructions here.

    No luck, the links are still dead. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this? I can't think of what I might have done wrong, so I have no idea where to begin trying to figure it out.

    edit: Never mind... it all appears to be working now. But I still can't get the 2.2.1 upgrade to work.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Because of the built-in widgets in 2.2.1, the Sidebar Widgets plugin needs to be deactivated AND deleted. You also need to make sure your theme is ready for 2.2.1.

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