Akismet fails during upgrade to WordPress 3.1 (3 posts)

  1. steheap
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I upgraded yesterday to WordPress 3.1. Although the upgrade was reported as successful, the site no longer functioned, and I had to go through the manual removal loading of the 3.1 release. I think I followed all the instructions, and at the end, the site was active again, and it then upgraded the database. Everything seemed to be OK.
    I then saw requests to approve 4 spam comments, and so looked at the Plugin section of the Admin Dashboard. There was a message that said Akismet had been deactivated due to an error in the header (I think). I have tried several times to reinstall Akismet as a new plugin, but each time I get:
    "Installing the plugin…

    Destination folder already exists. /homepages/23/d898409/htdocs/backyardsilver/wp-content/plugins/akismet/

    Plugin install failed."

    Is there a way to reinstall Akismet and get it working again?


  2. Samuel B

    Posted 5 years ago #

    delete the /akismet folder and do the install

  3. steheap
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the speedy reply. I found two folders for Akismet - one in wp-content and another in plugins in that folder. I deleted both folders and reinstalled Akismet. It worked perfectly. Thanks!


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