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[resolved] Upgrading issue (10 posts)

  1. Dave
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I ran into a couple of issues trying to update my blog tonight.

    1. My blog dashboard says that I should upgrade from 2.6.2 to 2.8.4, but when I do, it says that I am up to date and do not need to upgrade.

    2. I went ahead and tried to change my pages to the new template format. It went somewhat OK, but I am getting an error in the blog navigation:
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    Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_search_form() in /virtual/users/e15586-16411/web/wordpress/wp-content/themes/wxblog/sidebar.php on line 10
    The sidebar.php is in the correct directory though.

    I believe line #10 s
    <?php get_search_form(); ?>

    3. It is also missing the footer.php and all my old blogs. Will this be corrected once #2 above is fixed?

    http://www.cavecountryweather.com/wordpress/

  2. CCrest
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It seems like a theme issue. Is that a custom theme?

    Try switching to another theme and see if your posts re-appear.

    If they do, something about your theme is incompatible with the newest version of WordPress.

  3. Dave
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes that is a custom theme and talking to the author he stated that I need WP 2.7 or higher for it to work. Unfortunately I am having troubles upgrading. The dashboard tells me to upgrade (from 2.6.2), But when I do, I am told that I don't need to. :(

    Changing themes does make the page work, but I would like to upgrade and use the custom theme. It is working on other peoples blogs.

    Dave

  4. Dave
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I also tried upgrading from 2.6.2 to 2.6.5 ad I still get the same message that I do not need upgrading. Is there a list of files that have my settings and the posts that I could back up? And then I would delete the whole folder and start over with a clean install?

  5. Dave
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am new here - Is it always this slow getting help here or is everyone away for the holiday weekend?

  6. Dave
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello?-- Anybody got any ideas???

  7. davydyuk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can try to disable your plugins and themes then upgrade your wordpress and enabled them

  8. Dave
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am sorry that I brought up the theme. I do not have any plug-ins. I am currently using the default theme. I can not upgrade as stated in my first post:

    " My blog dashboard says that I should upgrade from 2.6.2 to 2.8.4, but when I do, it says that I am up to date and do not need to upgrade."

    There is not any issue with a theme or plug-in - hence the thread title "Upgrading Issues"

    "I also tried upgrading from 2.6.2 to 2.6.5 ad I still get the same message that I do not need upgrading. Is there a list of files that have my settings and the posts that I could back up? And then I would delete the whole folder and start over with a clean install? "

    I appreciate the replies so far, but I don't think this is an easy fix. I had this issue in the past and did not get it fixed. I just stayed with 2.6.2. I can't stay with that version forever though.

  9. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    if you like, drop me an email, ill do the upgrade for you.

    help.me.with.wordpress@gmail.com

  10. Dave
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well I found the extended upgrade instructions and all is fine now.

    Thanks for your interest.
    http://www.cavecountryweather.com/wordpress/

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