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white screen - update database required (3 posts)

  1. tiki16
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi just tried to update tp 3.8.1 and I have white screen of misery. When i login I get database update required. When I do that I get the same message. What can I do?
    thanks

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Try:
    - switching to the default theme by renaming your current theme's folder inside wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin.

    - re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder and the wp-config.php & root .htaccess files - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    - running the upgrade manually via wp-admin/upgrade.php

  3. tiki16
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi I tried that now I can see the site it just looks like the stylesheet didn't load. I am still getting "database update required" message. When I run update I get the same message again?
    thanks

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