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WordPress 3.4 updating the Database. (31 posts)

  1. Sifuluc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have attempted to manually Upgrade to WordPress 3.4 for my site.

    After the wp-admin, and wp-includes files are uploaded, I am prompted to Update my database. I have clicked on the button to update the information and I am sent to a blank screen.

    The database does not get updated and the only way I can bring the site back is by switching back to an older version. Is there any suggestions?

  2. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ... wp-admin, and wp-includes...

    Those aren't the only files. You are uploading everything, right?

    Does your server meet the requirements? You should get a warning if it doesn't but it is best to check anyway.

    Do you have access to any log files?

  3. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post your site URL.

  4. RichardWPG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  5. foffster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm stuck with the upgrade the database going in a loop after I've successfully autoupdated WordPress to 3.4. I've deactivated all plugins and the site works, but I can't get into wp-admin without getting to the update button. And then it just stops with the WordPress logo.

    I've tried many solutions, but nothing.

  6. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried a manual update over FTP?

  7. foffster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Will that work when I've already successfully updated?

  8. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It will help to insure that WordPress is not missing any files, which can happen sometimes. You shouldn't have to run the update again if it has already ran successfully.

    As always, back up your database before trying anything and be careful not to overwrite your theme or your wp-content/uploads directory.

  9. foffster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm, nope, still get that database update button. Manually updated everything but the things I shouldn't. Can it have something to do with the theme installed?

  10. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I could have something to do with the theme or with plugins. Disable all of your plugins and switch themes.

  11. foffster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As I said, I have deactivated the plugins. But how do I switch themes when I can't acces WP-admin?

  12. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Login over FTP and rename the theme folder. WordPress should detect the change and reset itself to use the default theme... assuming you haven't deleted that.

  13. foffster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still don't work. When I do that, the site doesn't show up at all if I go to the regular frontpage. And the wp-admin stil wants me to update the database, and stalls. This is the site, btw: http://jorum.priv.no (norwegian language)

  14. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What version of WordPress did you have before the update? Did you skip a lot of releases?

  15. foffster
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, I always update as soon as possible, so I'm pretty sure it was the latest before 3.4.

  16. Sims_VIP
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm getting this error wp-admin/upgrade.php?_wp_http_referer=%2Fwp-admin%2F

    The plugins were already disable prior to the auto update and now I have no access to the admin panel. Any help please? Thanks

  17. Sims_VIP
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nevermind! I was able to get it fixed. Thanks anyway, and good luck to the rest of you :)

  18. Dangermonkey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Getting same message as Sims_VP did:
    _wp-admin/upgrade.php?_wp_http_referer=%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-admin%2F
    Any way to fix this ? ( I'm a novice so please use short easy to understand words ) THANKS !

  19. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Sims_VIP & angermonkey: It is impolite and contrary to forum policy to interrupt another poster's ongoing thread with a question of your own. Please post your own topics.

  20. Dangermonkey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry ! Was my first post to any such forums .
    So I should post the same question ?
    Under a separate heading?
    I'm new to all this.

  21. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Dangermonkey, it looks like your issue and Sims_VIP's issue are not the same issue as the one that started this thread, so yes. Please start a new thread.

  22. Dangermonkey
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry I do not possess the knowledge to differentiate the problems. This is all very new to me. Started new thread

  23. ynk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was following the thread thinking that I might get solution, but someone just interrupted with unrelated topic. Please has anyone got solution to this problem? I was reading the solution to the same problem in the following link, but the solution only apply to 2.x.x series since the table structure is different. See the link:
    http://www.clickonf5.org/2247/solution-database-upgrade-required/

  24. ynk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    See the screenshot of my Wp-option database table here which is different from the tutorial provided:
    http://woem.org/Screen_shot_2012-06-28.png

  25. webmediatree
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    screen shot may help us or not?

  26. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @ynk, that might be it. :)

    The database has changed but the relevant parts look the same. If you follow those instructions, I think you'd be alright. But I don't this issue and I can't really test it, so please, please, please back up the database first.

    Another caveat, the one thing this solution presumes is that the database has in fact already been properly updated. That will be tough to verify.

  27. jrdoughty13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is following the method above going to cause an issue down the line? It seems like you are skipping an update by changing the databases version number.

    I went ahead and renamed my wp-admin and wp-includes to -old variants and uploaded the new ones in their place so i could go back to the old versions if necessary.

    I found that if the wp-includes was the new one i had to update, if it was the old one then it said it was up to date. Don't know if that allows anyone to zero in on whats up.

    Unfortunately its a clients site, so i can't do more tests till late tonight.

  28. jrdoughty13
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    nvm, mine was fixed by uploading the wp-settings.php file. its only 3kb bigger, but it seems to be the difference.

  29. ynk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Guys I choose to come back I tell you what I found: I went thru the following link
    http://raphaellove.com/wordpress-upgrade-admin-lockout-fix-3-4-1/
    My conclusion from what I found is that the problem was caused by
    W3TotalCache plugin. The plugin has some files that are not located inside Wp-Content/plugins. You will still have the problem even if you delete the plugin. You have to manually delete all associated files that are installed in the blog root folder such as "dbcache", advancecache" etc. Once you do that, you will be able to get back to admin section - after you clean up those cache file. I hope I have helped someone in the process. Have a nice day. God bess. (www.woem.org/blog)

  30. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is following the method above going to cause an issue down the line?

    Maybe, that is what my caveat was about.

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