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Web site doesn't work after upgrade (4 posts)

  1. zachduffy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    We (Perspectives Charter Schools) have a great custom WordPress template that was designed by a pro-bono partner a couple of years ago ( http://www.perspectivescs.org ). However, they don't have the resources to help us with our web site anymore, so I have slowly been learning the ins and outs of WordPress.

    I noticed how far behind the times we were, using version 2.0.1 and all, after our site got hacked into and the first recommendation I received (after restoring the site) was to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress. However, when I upgraded to 2.5.1 using the Auto Upgrade plugin, our web site ceases to work. All that appear on the page after the upgrade are the background images, nothing else.

    What can I do?

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    well for starters, restoring the site isnt the first thing you should have done -- the first thing you should have done was to have secured the site..

    that means you change ALL of the passwords, including the MySQL one that is accessing your database. That means that you go through the database looking for evidence of changes. That means that you do through all of the files that wouldnt be changed as a result of the upgrade process.

    Just to name 2 things. Or is that 3.

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    You also shouldnt have used a plugin to upgrade (imo).

    --

    Assuming the plugin did everything it was supposed to, you need to make sure that the default theme is installed properly inside wp-content/themes -- THEN use your ftp client, access your files, and delete your custom theme out of the same directory .

    Seeing that the custom theme is no longer there, WP will load the default one.

  3. zachduffy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just for the record, I did change all of the passwords and went through and logged all of the changes that occurred in the files and in our databases.

    Are you basically saying to ditch the custom theme for the default?

    If so, that's not really an option in this case. This isn't just a blog, our entire school web site is all done in WordPress. A default theme would not provide anywhere near what our current theme does.

    I'm looking for some suggestions on how to get the current theme ( http://www.perspectivescs.org ) to work with 2.5.1 or at least some guesses as to why it wouldn't work.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are you basically saying to ditch the custom theme for the default?

    Im saying that, yes. That or you fix the problems within the theme that make it incompatible with wordpress 2.5.1

    things have changed since 2.0.1

    http://wordpress.org/search/deprecated+template+tags

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