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  • lindalmuller


    I upgraded to 2.6 from 2.3+ using Fantastico. Been using WP for years yet I was not aware that there might be problems if I didn’t do incremental updates 🙁

    After upgrade to 2.6 all my categories were missing. So I figured another upgrade to 2.6.1 would fix it. Dummy me.

    Then I found the fix here.

    I hesitated for a day b/c I detest going into PHPMyAdmin — it’s a real danger zone for those [like me] who don’t really know what they are doing.

    But, I followed the directions exactly and it worked – Great!

    I happily begin tweaking away at my blog. Then get an email noting a comment needs approval.

    All comments are missing from my blog!

    So, back to WP Forums for the answer and it was covered here – albeit for WP 2.5.

    All the comments on that WP forum post praised the directions to get the wp-comment section working smoothly. So I followed the instructions and went back into PHPMyAdmin.

    Here are the instructions from eexlebots:

    I had this same exact problem and jmfolcik’s solutions worked for me; from phpmyadmin I selected the database, then selected the wp_comments table and viewed it in “Structure” mode.

    Once there I selected the “comments_date_gmt” field and checked the “index” option. Once I did that and it reported a success I checked my WordPress site and comments were back with no errors!

    What happened is I now only have the latest comments [2] -the ones that were awaiting approval. All comments from years past are gone.

    I’m hoping someone here can help me get my full database of comments restored.


    PS — If it involves using a backup can I just import the Comments and not the entire blog? I would hate to overwrite my Categories again.

    PPS — And if you can post step-by-step directions I will be grateful!

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