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WordPress 2.3 RC Upgrade problem (25 posts)

  1. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    As usual when theres a new beta out, I do install onto my server. Problem is I just installed 2.3 RC1 and I clicked upgrade the database and goes to a white screen. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

  2. n37
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Try with WPAU instead.

    Anyways, remember RC1 IS NOT stable version...

    GoodLuck! :)

  3. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply. However, due to I cannot access my admin panel due to:

    Database Upgrade Required

    Your WordPress database is out-of-date, and must be upgraded before you can continue.

    The upgrade process may take a while, so please be patient.

    So I can't use the plugin. I am aware it's not 'stable' as such but I've never had any issues with the previous beta 2.3 releases.

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What version were you at before the upgrade to 2.3-RC1?

    So you placed the 2.3-RC1 files, tried wp-admin/upgrade.php and then clicking on Database Update Required, and a white screen is displayed?

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @doggieiscool - a reminder that you might consider joining the wp-testers email list to report, and keep current on, problems with test versions of WordPress.

  6. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The previous version was beta 3 and yes thats exactly what happened Michael.

  7. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just loaded a 2.2 blog, upgraded to 2.3 beta3, uploaded the 2.3 RC1 and when I logged in, it displayed the "Database Update Required" link, it then presented the "Your WordPress database has been successfully upgraded!" and I got the admin screen.

  8. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok well this isn't good. I tried via Firefox and got the white screen and via IE I get a "Page Cannot Be Displayed".

    Perhaps I should try uploading 2.2 and then upgrading to 2.3RC?

  9. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok well I downgraded, upgraded and worked. But attempting to upgrade to the RC failed as the same thing happened.

    So I've tried going back to 2.3 Beta 3 and I've got a working Admin panel. Yet I can't use the RC? This is very confusing.

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What theme are you using?

  11. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Simple Grey. Surely a theme isn't to blame as to why I cannot upgrade correctly to the RC ?

  12. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry to post again but I've even tried from scratch, I had a recent database backup, deleted everything, installed, imported the database and then it came to the upgrade page again, i clicked update and blank page. :\

  13. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Maybe it's another issue, as Samboll states here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/122251?replies=5#post-575650

  14. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm not sure if thats similar. I've used/upgraded to every version included the 3 previous betas before this RC without fail. But thanks for the suggestion.

  15. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh okay. No problem, just when things like this happen, it's usually only because of a few specific reasons. You hard cleared cache right?

    You deleted all the files in the wp-admin/ folder only, and re-uploaded all those files and such correct? Evidently you did "Sorry to post again but I've even tried from scratch"

    Uhh, maybe it's already upgraded? Can you access the wp-admin/ panel as normal login? Just asking these things and such, to see where you're able to go, or what you did for sure and such.

  16. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's my problem, I cannot access the admin panel without it asking to upgrade the database, and each time I click to update my database it goes blank or no page displayed. Now as we speak my site won't load at all. Argh.

  17. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hmm, dang it. Probably a host server related issue. Maybe contact them, and ask them if they're doing maintenance on the server, or if they can explain WHY your upgrade page is giving a blank page. I'm not really sure what else it would be then, I'm not a pro with MySql and PHP so.. I hope things get solved for you.

  18. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well unfortunately, I cannot get a page to load so I've decided to delete all and reinstall from scratch and I have a backup so I'll just post my stories etc manually in order to see if I can get everything working. Obviously I'll lose memberships, files etc but it seems the only way around for me personally. Thanks to everyone for trying to help me out.

  19. puzder
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same problem. I installed RC-1 on 2 blogs no problem. with the stable relase planned on rolling out to all blogs. First one installed to gave a white screen. No idea what is going on.

    I downgraded and got back up. Tried to install the RC, to no avail and had to downgrade again. all blogs (even the ones with working 2.3) are ont he same server. Not willing to do the backup clean install - too much time and I am risk averse.

  20. jrothe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had the same issue. I follow the detailed instructions (as I have in the past for an upgrade), deleted the necessary files and kept the important ones, uploaded the working version this morning of 2.3 and I went to my admin page and I was told that my database was out of date, I need to upgrade.

    I missed the message about it taking a while, so when I clicked upgrade now, it came to a white screen and I soon after refreshed. That was my mistake. Now I am getting database errors and duplicate entries;

    WordPress database error: [Duplicate entry '1-category' for key 2]

    Starting to freak out a little bit, don't know if it is still working in the background or if I need to do a fresh install or what...

  21. jrothe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Trying to fix my issue of a white screen, the only thing I knew to do was a fresh install.

    I started to export out all of my tables individually, change the name of the table, and reimport them back into the new install. Everything seemed to work fine until I hit wp_options, and then when I went to my new install, it asked me to update my wordpress database. Then I got the same repeating errors with the duplicate entries.

    Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?

  22. godrox
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have this issue, too. So frustrating! Upgraded to 2.3 and have a blank white screen for both my index and login pages. I can't access the frontend or the admin section of my site. Ugh.

  23. doggieiscool
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Heh, so it wasn't just me. The only way I found to fix it was to have a clean install. It wasn't server related at all.

  24. n37
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    2.3 is here from a few days... So, stop crying on RC and upgrade now! :P

    And remember to install WPAU now, and next upgrades will be a lot easier... :D

  25. macalexia
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the exact same problem; with the blank page and no possibility to log in to my admin panel. I get the message:

    Database Upgrade Required

    Your WordPress database is out-of-date, and must be upgraded before you can continue.

    The upgrade process may take a while, so please be patient.

    Is my only option to delete everything and do an installation from scratch to make WP version 2.3.2 work? And then try to restore posts, comments etc from my back-up?

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