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[closed] Upgraded to WP 2.6 and can't access wp-admin area (192 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh dear. I've just upgraded one of my blogs to WordPress 2.6 and as soon as I did, I can no longer log into the wp-admin area. The pages simply load blank - no HTML source or error messages.

    However, the blog continues to work normally, and I'm able to post to it using Windows Live Writer.

    Has anyone else come across this problem?

  2. hotkee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    cleared cache?

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, but no joy. Tried Opera with a clear cache and was able to access briefly, but something went haywire and I got the same error in that browser too. Will try again out of curiosity...

  4. hotkee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    url

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    http://music.unrealitytv.co.uk/

    Noticing that when I attempt to log in, I get redirected back to the wp-login page, except it goes blank. If I hit wp-admin, it doesn't automatically redirect to the wp-login script.

  6. spstieng
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you tried with IE?

    If you read other posts here, a lot of ppl has the same problems.

  7. hotkee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Try this http://music.unrealitytv.co.uk/wp-login.php

    Although not sure it will get you into the admin area though - maybe you modded .htaccess file ? its preventing all access to wp-admin

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, it was working fine prior to this upgrade. I'm just wondering if this has something to do with cookies, or if it's stemming from something else...

  9. hotkee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The cookies should have gone when you cleared all the browser cache.
    check that if you havent done so.
    also check .htaccess file and whether your wp-admin folder looks ok (i.e. files inside of it etc).

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I moved the .htaccess file out of the install, but it had no effect on logging in. I've replaced the WP2.6 files a number of times, both via SSH and FTP. wp-admin seems to be fine and I can access the directory normally via FTP and see the contents of the files.

  11. doc_holiday
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If misery loves company, then maybe this will help! The EXACT same thing has happened to me. Blank page. Can't access wp-admin. Nothing.

  12. hotkee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    More ideas - check permission of wp-admin directory
    did you disable all plugins prior to upgrading.

    if all else fails i would suggest creating fresh install of 2.6 and swap over.

  13. Misosofos
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same problem here. I can't access after have upgraded...

  14. _ck_
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ditto on this issue.

  15. doc_holiday
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have checked the permissions of the wp-admin directory... 755

    I have moved removed all plugins.

    I double checked wp-config.php and I didn't overwrite it.

    I have done tonnes and tonnes of upgrades over the years and have never had this kind of trouble.

    I have a backup, but would rather figure out how to fix this.

    Weirdness!

  16. Misosofos
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I thinks it's a wordpress 2.6 issue.

  17. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Guys, I've done two other successful upgrades since my original post. I'm aware that the site I'm having trouble with is on a subdomain. What about the rest of you?

  18. Misosofos
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry. In this thread I learnt how to troubleshoot.
    That's enough if you clean your cache and cookie files.
    At least, it worked for me :)

  19. _ck_
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  20. doc_holiday
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have cleared the cache on FF 3.0 and tried IE. I already have a secret key that I had set up for 2.5

  21. Ben
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same for me.

  22. Ben
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  23. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The new secret keys thing will not prevent you from logging in.

    90% of the time, upgrade problems like these are caused by not uploading all the files.

    Yes, yes, you could never possibly make a mistake there, I know... Trust me. Upload ALL the files again. Every single one. Double check. Triple bloody check.

    Really.

    Because every time somebody emails me with a "I upgraded and my page is now blank" problem, I get their FTP info, log in, and reupload the thing. Usually that fixes it instantly. Why? Because I actually upload all the files and whatever they were doing did not. Simple as that.

  24. _ck_
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Otto42, people are having this issue even with upgrades via SVN switch.
    So it's not just a matter of missing files.

    There's definitely been a cookie issue that's been overlooked.
    I suspect it has to do with the cookie domain or path for admin login.

    I actually have regular login working fine, it's admin login that's in endless-loop mode. Considering the admin login is what they tinkered (heavily) with, I suspect we'll get a bug fix release or workaround issued by the end of today.

  25. thetattooedmama
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i just used the "automatic upgrade plugin" to update the latest version of wordpress to my blog.
    as soon as i did that, i went back to sign in and my username & password is invalid. I clicked the "forgot password" and was sent a new password this still does not allow me to login. am i missing something? i'm completely locked out of my blog.

    thetattooedmama.com

  26. Ben
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Uploading :)

  27. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, it looks to me like there's a problem with a plugin causing this on my blog. I've removed all the plugins and am in the process of adding and activating them.

    Will report back when done.

  28. thetattooedmama
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    can someone help me? i was told i may have to start over on my blog. this makes me sad.

  29. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Otto42, people are having this issue even with upgrades via SVN switch.
    So it's not just a matter of missing files.

    Usually, the problem is a matter of missing files. Or old versions of the files.

    That said, cookies and admin stuff did indeed change. However, clearing cookies will instantly fix any problems there. And, of course, some plugins are going to break things due to this. So the standard "remove plugins" etc debug process would be advisable.

  30. chameleonsdream
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had password issues after updating to 2.6 too - I had to go into the database and manually reset passwords. Once I did that, everything was fine -- so far, anyway. I haven't tried actually posting anything yet. You'll find the method that I used here:

    http://hackwordpress.com/how-to-resetting-your-password-in-wordpress/

    If you've tried to reset your password using the 'forgot my password' link, be sure that you also clear out the activation key.

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