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Upgrading a 3.5 multisite to 3.5.1 (4 posts)

  1. updatediva
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a small WP multisite on Bluehost that was working very nicely running 3.5. I did all my backups this morning and upgraded to 3.5.1 using the WordPress install screen and not from the network dashboard - which I just found out is bad.
    When I tried to access the dashboard my multisite had become a single site again. The upgrade had flagged that it was replacing my wp-config.php file and .htaccess files so I went back into them and added my additional code (let me know if you want to see it, it's pretty much boilerplate from the original 3.5 WPMU install).
    Now when I try and log into the admin screen I get a Error 310 ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS and a 'This webpage has a redirect loop' error screen. I'm doing all this on Chrome.
    I am willing to roll back to 3.5 but is there something I am missing aside from putting the multi-site mods in the wp-config.php and .htaccess file?
    Thanks
    Mary

  2. Do you mean you used BlueHost's upgrade/install tool?

  3. updatediva
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes that's correct. Although technically I guess it was through SimpleScripts. But I was not at the Dashboard of my Network Admin.

    The update cooked for about 30 seconds then kicked out a file conflict message for wp_config, readme, index.php, etc and asked for permission to overwrite. The only file listed that I knew had mods was wp_config and I figured I'd replace that code so I said okay. It cooked some more then finished. When I went back in I had a fresh install of WP 3.5.1 that wasn't MU.

    So I went back and did the standard (subdomain) MU mods to .htaccess and wp_config and ... nothing. That's when the 301 errors kicked in.

    I've since rolled back the databases and files to 3.5 and everything is good.

    I did do quite a bit of searching for 'how to upgrade WPMU from 3.5 to 3.5.1' or any information about upgrading a WP multisite to the next version and didn't find anything. All my standalone WP upgrades have always worked well from the SimpleScripts screen so while I did think twice about the upgrade I didn't think twice really hard.

    If you all would consider putting something in the WPMU codex about doing multi-site WP upgrades that would be really great.

    And thanks for responding.

  4. But I was not at the Dashboard of my Network Admin.

    Yeah, that's what I was trying to suss out ;)

    I did do quite a bit of searching for 'how to upgrade WPMU from 3.5 to 3.5.1' or any information about upgrading a WP multisite to the next version and didn't find anything.

    Log in to your site.

    There should be a yellow update alert. Click the 'upgrade' link. Done.

    That's IT. It's just like normal WP :)

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