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  1. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here's my website:

    http://www.promohthree.com/

    As instructed here (http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrade_1.2_to_1.5) I upgraded from 1.2 to 1.5. I deleted every WP-related filed except for wp-config.php. I ran the upgrade, and now my page is not working. Any ideas what the problem could be and how I could go about fixing it?

  2. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The only files I didn't delete were .htaccess and index.php. Should I have deleted either (I uploaded the new index.php over the old one)? If this is the problem, can I delete them now, re-upload the index, and be OK, or do I need to put my back-ups back up?

  3. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, make a backup of that index.php on your local computer but delete from the server, then upload the index.php from WP1.5 pack (this index file is very different from the one you have). The actual index.php. Retain htaccess if you're not changing the permalink structure.

  4. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for replying.

    When I initially did the upgrade from 1.2.2 to 1.5 I still uploaded the 1.5 index.php, I just didn't delete the old one. Still, I just deleted the index.php and uploaded the 1.5 one to be sure, and I'm getting the same error. Any other ideas?

  5. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The actual index.php (that you see on your website) will now get loaded from the theme folder in WP1.5.

  6. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Delete first and then upload.

  7. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just went into my error log and saw what's below (like 50-100 times). I am really a novice at this stuff, so I have no idea how to fix what's wrong.

    [Fri Mar 4 02:13:49 2005] [alert] [client xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] /editedout/.htaccess: RewriteRule: bad flag delimiters

  8. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    then run the upgrade script as mentioned in the Codex.

  9. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So wait, should I delete everything again and re-upload WP 1.5 (which I've already done once)? If I do do this, do I delete everything (including .htaccess) except for wp-config.php?

    Sorry, just want to be clear on how to proceed. Thanks so much for your help.

  10. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No need I guess, unless things are not working. You can make a copy of htaccess also (if you like) and delete from server (to be uploaded later when your blog starts to work normal again). Try running upgrade script first, see if it works. If not, all files have not been uploaded properly (also don't worry about the db, it's there until you connect to it).

  11. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just deleted everything, re-upped 1.5, tried to access wp-upgrade and got the same error.

    I'll try getting rid of .htaccess now.

  12. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WS_FTP won't let me delete .htaccess. This is screwy.

  13. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just so you know, when I first uploaded the 1.5 files, I was able to access the wp-upgrade file fine. There was an error thing at the top, but everything beneath it was fine. I ran the upgrade, it said I was good to go, and then I got the 500 error when I tried to access my site.

  14. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What exactly is the error you get? Also in the new upload, did you update your wp-config.php according to your setup?

    Try smartftp or FireFtp plugin for Firefox.

  15. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, I copied my entire site to my hard drive before upgrading. I also saved backups of the site and the databases from my cpanel. So I have those available if anyone has any ideas that would require me starting from scratch.

  16. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What should I have done with my wp-config.php? I just made sure it was there before uploading my 1.5 files.

  17. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nothing, if you're using the old one, that is fine. Can you access the admin area?

  18. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I can't access anything. Admin, images, etc. Nothing.

  19. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This thread might be useful. Do lookup and see how it goes.

  20. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I can't CHMOD my files to a number in my FTP program. I still can't delete my htaccess file, either. This is baffling.

  21. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Are you on Windows server?

  22. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't know :[

    I was able to change the CHMOD on my cPanel (realized that right after I posted). Still can't access the site.

  23. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yay! I was able to delete .htaccess on my cPanel. The site now shows up, but when I click on a post, I get an error (probably because the .htaccess is gone). Now, what do I do -- upload the old .htaccess, create a new one, or something else?

  24. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey, it's working =) Congratulations!

  25. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, my previous layout is gone (I was using Kubrick for WP 1.2.2). Is there any way to get that back, or is it gone? (It wasn't a huge loss, just the background color, sidebar color and logo, but I'm curious if there's an easy way to recover that).

    Also, I'd just like to say thanks again, chetan. I really do appreciate the help, and you'll be getting some "dap" on my blog whenever I figure this thing out.

  26. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Upload the .htaccess file that you have. See if it works okay. If not, just create a new one (from Permalinks section under options).

  27. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You said you've backed-up everything, so you should have all the files. Create a new theme of your taste later when things settle down (don't modify the default, that way you'll always have atleast one working theme)

  28. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Old htaccess works!!! So exciting. 1.5 looks nice.

    So, final question: is there any way to recover my old layout? I like to change it every 3 months or so, so would it be easier to do the new way in 1.5?

  29. promohthree
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, new theme. I don't know how to do that, but hey, I can read up on that. Thanks so much for your help, chetan. I'll be linking to your blog in my next post.

  30. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here's a link to customize your header.

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