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[resolved] 3.7.1 404 Error on Admin Pages (16 posts)

  1. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Version: 3.7.1
    Theme: quintus (quintus-child)
    Host: Web Hosting Hub
    Usage type: personal

    I upgraded to WordPress 3.7.1 and now receive a 404 error when I visit my plugins.php page and my themes.php page will not allow me to change themes to see if that is the problem. I have done the following to try to fix the error:

    I used an FTP program to deactivate all my plugins. This allowed me to access the plugins.php page, but activating any of the plugins returned me to the 404 page.

    I deleted all my plugins. I can now see my plugins.php page, but when I try to search available plugins to reinstall them I get the 404 error page.

    I deleted and used a fresh installation of WordPress, minus the htaccess, wp-content, and wp-config.php files/folders. The problem remains.

    I uploaded the unzipped folder for twentythirteen to see if I could install it via the (at that time working) themes.php page. I received a 404 error. Deleting the unzipped folder brought the page back.

    I tried uploading the zip folder through the themes.php page. It was successfully uploaded, but when I tried to activate it I received a 404 error page. When I tried to return to the themes.php page, I received a 404 page. I deleted the twentythirteen via my FTP program and could once again see the themes.php page.

    I tried searching the themes to see if I could install the twentythirteen that way. Searching for any themes brings me to a 404 page.

    I tried deleting all my themes except twentythirteen under the impression that it would revert to the only theme available to it in the folder. I ended up with a blank screen.

    As an aside, I noticed on the themes.php page that there is nothing shown under the Available Themes header. The Current Theme information is correct.

    I'm now out of ideas and didn't find any answers other than what I've tried.

  2. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Bumpity bump. Hoping for a reply, otherwise I'll have to drop WordPress and go old school.

  3. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I saw some other similar threads and the problem was with the hosting - and the version of PHP - have you checked with your hosting company?

  4. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Strange for this to be a host problem after upgrading, but I've contacted my host. As for the other people experiencing problems, not sure if it's related because I have a different host (Web Hosting).

    Also, my main site is not experiencing any of these problems, and I haven't upgraded to the new version on that site.

  5. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I received a reply from my host regarding the problem. This is what they said:

    It looks like the wp-config file is setup incorrectly and is trying to pull up your content from a mysql database called, wrdp1
    This database doesn't exist which is why you are having this issue. Do you know which database the site is supposed to pull up from?
    if you can reply to this email with the correct database we will be more than happy to link your wordpress with the correct site.

    As far as I can see there appear to be two points in the config.php file that access the database (username and password lines). They are both accessing the correct database name.

    What is the name of the database the config file needs to be accessing?

  6. thefea6
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also am hosted with Web Hosting Hub and have been fighting this same problem for weeks since updating to 3.7.1. I have done almost verbatim the exact steps you have taken with the result being 404. I also cleared my cache. I've been using WP for almost 2 years now and have never had this much trouble. I have been unable to get ANY resolution to the problem. I'm going to be watching your post like a hawk for a solution, otherwise I may be changing hosts. I have had multiple problems with changes Web Hosting Hubs made to their service and I believe they are contributing to the problem we are having.

  7. thefea6
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FIXED

    It's all about the right tech. He fixed it in less than 1 minute. Here is what the tech at Web Hosting Hub said. I hope this helps.

    Edward M.:
    Basically, the new WordPress versions are incompatible with PHP version 5.2, which your account was using. I update your PHP version to use 5.3 instead to resolve this.

  8. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Changing the PHP version did the trick for me, too. Thanks for the help!

  9. thefea6
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're very welcome.

  10. Daniel Delos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem. On web hosting hub too. Glad I found this thread.

    Honestly I've just been having so much unnecessary problems with wordpress I believe it's just not worth updating anymore.

  11. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Daniel Delos

    Ditto. I didn't find any warning from WordPress that it wouldn't work on PHP 5.2, and can't really blame Web Hub for not updating its PHP and risk breaking peoples' codes.

  12. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I didn't find any warning from WordPress that it wouldn't work on PHP 5.2

    Have you read the minimum requirements page here - it's not new:

    http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    To run WordPress your host just needs a couple of things:

    PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
    MySQL version 5.0 or greater

    I believe it's just not worth updating anymore.

    Not updating is a major security risk - if your site gets hacked you will be in a truly bad situation.

  13. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you read the minimum requirements page here - it's not new:

    I read the requirements for the update, which did not state that the overall requirements for WordPress had CHANGED in the last update. I also notice that the Requirements page doesn't have a date stamp on it, which doesn't notify anyone when WordPress' requirements have changed. Not helpful at all when trying to figure out what changes to WordPress have effected my website.

  14. I read the requirements for the update, which did not state that the overall requirements for WordPress had CHANGED in the last update.

    These requirements?

    To run WordPress your host just needs a couple of things:

    • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
    • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

    http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    They were changed in WordPress 3.2:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.2

    Which was released July 4th 2011 over 2 years ago.

    http://wordpress.org/news/2011/07/gershwin/

    The host company really should offer an updated PHP.

    If they or users don't want to upgrade then that's their choice of course. But it's not recommended as older releases of WordPress are prone to being compromised.

  15. Eda Gul
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello im using resellerclub reseller hosting and same problem on my webpage http://www.demirerteknolojik.com any idea ? i cant get an email from Resellerclub they didnt answer,, plugin and theme doesnt work

  16. MacWillard
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello im using resellerclub reseller hosting and same problem on my webpage http://www.demirerteknolojik.com any idea ? i cant get an email from Resellerclub they didnt answer,, plugin and theme doesnt work

    The only solution I found for my problem was to get a hold of my host and have them update the PHP. If you can't get a hold of your host then it can't be fixed.

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