Support » Fixing WordPress » “About” page giving an error

  • I created a separate page for my “about me” stuff, and I was just trying to update it when I got this error message at the top of my page:

    WordPress database error: [Incorrect key file for table 'wp_posts'; try to repair it]
    UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = '

    and this error message at the bottom:

    That\'s it. Maybe I\'ll update the list at some points. Let me know if you have any suggestions by using the form below. BTW, I don\'t consider statements like \"why don\'t you go f*** yourself\" or \"I suggest that you get a life you miserable f***ing asswipe\" to be suggestions. ', post_excerpt = '', post_title = 'About Me', post_status = 'static', comment_status = 'closed', ping_status = 'open', post_author = '1', post_password = '', post_name = 'about-me', to_ping = '', post_modified = '2005-09-29 16:33:40', post_modified_gmt = '2005-09-29 20:33:40', menu_order = '0', post_parent = '0' WHERE ID = 4

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /mnt/web_k/d38/s32/a0004tng/www/talk/wp-includes/wp-db.php:98) in /mnt/web_k/d38/s32/a0004tng/www/talk/wp-admin/post.php on line 397

    Does anyone know what I should do in order to edit that page? Using latest WP, and the close comments plugin after 5 days.

    Thanks very much.

Viewing 2 replies - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • The error seems pretty self-explanatory to me. At the least the wp_posts table within your database is a little screwy and MySQL wants you to repair it. Download/use phpMyAdmin and do so.

    If you have a gracious web host, you can have them do this for you.


    Thanks, cypher, for your response. Self-explanatory might be self-explanatory if you have a clue about php or mysql, unlike me.

    But what happened was that it just fixed itself. I tried it again a couple of times, and then all of a sudden everything was working.

    So luckily I don’t have to do anything with some tables or phpmyadmin.

Viewing 2 replies - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • The topic ‘“About” page giving an error’ is closed to new replies.