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Upgrade to 3.4 messed up blog! (66 posts)

  1. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just tried upgrading my blog to WordPress 3.4, which failed and I got a bunch of errors.
    Now I tried restoring the backup I was able to automtically make before going through with the upgrade.

    This backup however won't work, then I get the following message:

    Restoring Backup: Error: extraction failure: unable to extract /usr/home/deb23751/application_backups/c13e156c0b984e13a8f4162aced606b1.tar.gz' to/usr/home/deb23751/domains/vivaglamx3.be/public_html' (`265121792'): Directory /usr/home/deb23751/domains/vivaglamx3.be/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2009 already exists as a file

    None of my picutes show on my blog and linkwithin won't work properly either.

    Can somebody please help, I'm pretty frustrated since this has been going on the entire day. You can see the problem on my blog here: http://www.vivaglamx3.be/

    I've already tried deactivating the plugins and all that, but it won't work..

    Thanks so much if you're able to help!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you backup and then restore your pre-upgrade database?

    Have you tried
    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme by renaming your current theme's folder inside wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin.

    - re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder - from a fresh download of WordPress.

    - running the upgrade manually via wp-admin/upgrade.php

  3. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yup, thats what I tried at least..

    The thing is, I don't understand anything of most advice, since I never do such things myself.

    I don't know where to look for things, what to change etc. It's a disaster for me, being unable to understand how it works.

    So I really appreciate your advice, but don't even know where to go looking for those things :-(

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What steps did you manage from the list I posted above?

  5. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    None, trying to figure out how to switch themes using FTP, but not sure which name, which folder to pick to change names..

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try adding "-old" to every folder name except twentyeleven and twentyten within wp-content/themes.

  7. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    all right, and the default also?

  8. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    woops, now my blog won't show at all? http://www.vivaglamx3.be/

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    and the default also

    No.

  10. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I find that the photos/images in your site are properly linked without any mistake. So, naturally they should show up. Can you revert back to the Twenty-eleven theme? If so the photos shall probably show up. After that I will tell you what to do.

    Your blog is showing up don't worry.

  11. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, so now I have all my themes (except for default, twentyten and twentyeleven) with -old at the end, plus I activated the twentyeleven theme: http://www.vivaglamx3.be/

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Now can you carry out the other steps I suggested?

  13. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, now can you check the folder UPLOADS where your photos are stored?

  14. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, Esmi, when I came here you were not here. So, I though I will help her out.

  15. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    jup just changed the whole pluging to plugin.hold ..

  16. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the folder upload withing FTP?

  17. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Within FTP, inside contents, look for uploads. Then you will find there images uploaded month-wise. See if there is a folder named June.

  18. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. When i open 2012 there's nothing in there?

  19. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    oww think I just found it, was just named with "6".. what do i do next?

  20. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think that makes the photo not to appear. If it is year-wise, Braun juicer image should be within 2012.
    Can you click on 2012 and see if it opens (if it is a folder)?

  21. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh No. It is not to be renamed. Click on it and see if it contains the image DSC_0007-1024x588.jpg

  22. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    if i click (it is a folder) 2012 there's just one line, which is named 06 and has a blank page icon in front of it. It also says there's O file size

  23. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you understand which picture I am referring to? DSC_0007-1024x588.jpg is the photo of Braun juicer. You are sure it is not there? If so, let us go back to 2011. See if anything can be found there?

  24. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I find this picture in the map of "6" which is part of a backupfolder of 2012

  25. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Right. Like this can you check if the other photos are there? If the picture does not appear, it means it IS NOT there where it should be. If all the photos are in the backup folder, you just have to copy them to its place. I hope you understand.

  26. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah there's a whole range of pics in that same folder. Do you know where I have to copy them to? What is its place exactly?

  27. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes. Now there is nothing to worry about. You do not have to do all the procedures again. I just was checking up.

    Now let us do a test. Can you just copy the image of the juicer to the folder for 2012/6? Just try that. You will find a tab for copy there in your FTP folder. From there, copy and place within 2012/6. Try it.

  28. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well problem is I have a folder "2012", which only contains the "6" with the blank paper in front of it, so nothing I can open or place anything into..

    The second folder I have is a 2012 backup, which contains a real folder"6" that I can open and where the picture we're talking about is..

    So there's no other existing 2012/6 folder, is that a problem?

  29. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    See, like you have pictures monthwise and yearwise in the back up, they have to be in the same order where you find it blank. Now you may also try this. Just rename the uploads folder and copy and paste the entire folder from the back up. The other way around is download the entire thing and upload back to the active upload folder(s).

  30. Laura A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I understand. Does it matter what you rename the upload folder to (this is the one which contains all the folders including the back up ones, right?)

    And just to know for myself, what does changing the name of a particular folder do?
    And do you have to change the name back to the original name afterwards or just leave it changed?

    Thanks so much for your tim and patience, really appreciate it!

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