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upgrading question (10 posts)

  1. airBrusher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hello everyone

    Last night I attempted to upgrade my blog from 202 - 213
    and accidentally deleted my wp-config.php file! Is there a way to retreive this file, and if not will I be able to restore my blog back to its former state???

    QUERY:2
    Is it absolutely necessary to upgrade v202? What are it's security risks? Because this upgrading crap is a nightmare.

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Upgrading is trivial -- if your host isn't Yahoo. As I've tried to point out in your other thread, they make it difficult.

    Assuming you skipped that whole "backup your site before upgrading" step, you might have to contact your host and see if THEY have a backup of that file for you.

    If not, you'll need to ask them for help to determine the proper db values for the wp-config.php.

  3. airBrusher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What's up solo

    You were correct about everything, like I said I'm new at this tech stuff so I guess I'm learning the hardway.Anyway I did backup my site, I have a copy of it on my hard drive.
    I'll do as you suggest and call my host and see If the can help with this issue. Otherwise I'll just install a whole new blog.

    Thanks for your help

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well wait - if you backed it up first, then you have your old wp-config.php there, yes? Just pop it back up to the web site then.

  5. airBrusher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Good call I'll try that and see what happens.

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    While you're at it, first edit it (use a simple text editor like Notepad).

    Find and remove this line:

    define('WP_CACHE', true); //Added by WP-Cache Manager

    That should clear up the blank pages issue that you were having yesterday.

  7. airBrusher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I,ll give it a go and post back!
    Thanks

  8. airBrusher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Whats up guys-

    I looked in my backup file that I created but I don't see the wp-config.php file. I guess they don't let you back that info up. Or either I'm not looking in the right spot. I don't know-

    Also I called my host and they said they couldn't help with that, they directed me back here. So they ain't worth nothing.

    I probally have to install from scratch.

  9. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Contact Yahoo and DEMAND:
    database name:
    database user:
    database pass:
    database connection:

    Optionally, install the phpmyadmin they provide with the one-click. If you can possibly remember your database user/pass, you can get the other 2 values.

  10. airBrusher
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Actually I did the 1 click install for my blog by yahoo!
    when I signed up with their hosting. What password are you talking about? The password I use to get into my blog?

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