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  • Resolved erikamarie.com

    (@erikamariecom)


    http://www.erikamarie.com

    I went to update my about page, deleted a line, hit update & got an error asking me if I was sure I wanted to do that & to try again. Now, all my pages have disappeared!!

    I’m about to cry.

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    So you have a recent database backup?

    erikamarie.com

    (@erikamariecom)

    Well, none of that has worked and no, I’m an idiot & do not have a recent database backup. 🙁

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Have you checked your database to see if the posts are still there?

    JatSPD

    (@jatspd)

    Erika, a very similar thing just happened to me, and I wonder if it didn’t also happen to brianrs1 at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/admin-getting-you-are-not-allowed-to-edit-this-post-on-save-draft

    I went to edit an old post slightly, and when I hit submit a message popped loaded in WP: “Are you sure you want to do this?” I’d never seen that before but figured it must be a new feature, and hit yes. Somehow, every single post and page is completely gone. No trash.

    I also find that I do not have permission to add new posts or pages despite being the sole admin and sole user with posting rights. Instead of clicking to post things, the button now reads “Submit for Review” and I end up “not having permission to edit” anything.

    Changing themes and plugins isn’t helping.

    Erika, does this sound similar to you?

    erikamarie.com

    (@erikamariecom)

    JatSPD, this is exactly what’s happening!!!!

    Now tell me something simple fixed it!! I’m not really great with my cpanel… I’m not even sure how to “check the database.” I just have one, I check stats in it from time to time, I used to play in the folders occasionally… & I write in wordpress. I’m not a tech idiot.. I just don’t bother with FTP and all that too much.

    JatSPD

    (@jatspd)

    If I knew the solution believe me I’d say so.

    For my site I have an old cpanel backup from July, I’m hesitant to use it but if no one has any ideas I’ll try loading it up and reverting to an older version of WP. See if I can at least get posting rights back.

    brianrs1

    (@brianrs1)

    Hi all, I am pretty sure that the user admin rights were corrupted when this happened to me. Why I say that is because when all my posts disappeared, I tried to reload them from a back up and that didn’t work either. Then I tried to add a new post manually to see what happened and I got the ‘you cannot edit this post’ message.

    I was lucky in that most of my blog had been recently transferred over from blogger and I left blogger live when I did it.

    I wasn’t sure how to fix the database so I was in a position where I couldn’t reimport my blog posts from blogger or add any new posts manually. What I did was to, grab as much information that was left in my blog as possible, the theme I used, plugin lists, widgets etc. etc. Then I removed WordPress using CPanel and after that I reinstalled WordPress again. Once I had done that I tried to import from Blogger, and yes now it worked.

    I then found the cache version of my blog by typing in cache:http://blog.myblog.com into Google search. I was really lucky in that all my latest missing posts were there in the cache version. I quickly copied them all into a word processor including all the links and images I had used in the posts.

    I set about putting my blog back together and after about 4 hours work I had re-instated my blog. Lesson learned is back up your blog regularly and also create a back up of your database using CPanel, then if it becomes corrupted you can re-install it.

    Clearly if someone knows how to clear out a corrupt user profile for the admin from the database and then put it back properly, that could well solve the problem.

    It would also be good if someone could describe how to check if the posts are actually still there or have been deleted. That way you might have a chance of recovering them.

    Lastly, I guess you could do the same as me, but it was a lot of work and of course I did have most of my blog backed up. Hope that helps.

    brianrs1

    (@brianrs1)

    There is a ‘repair database’ button on the MySQL control panel in CPanel. Someone on the other thread said they fixed the problem they had like this by using that.

    Too late for me I already did it the hard way, but worth a try for anyone that hasn’t managed to get their posts back.

    brianrs1

    (@brianrs1)

    Just wanted to add that I lost another blog completely, so there must be something going on with WordPress 3.2.1. Two blogs completely disappeared and this time I wasn’t even updating, that last time I went on it was to do a back up after my previous experience.

    The good news is that I went into mySQL through CPanel and clicked on repair database and all my blog posts were immediately reinstated. So that really does work.

    I apologize for the delay… I’ve had a family emergency I’ve been dealing with. My blog is now back up thanks to my host, Branko at Voyage Hosting.

    He sent this to me, “Looks like your database had crashed for one
    reason or another. I did a repair on it and everything appears to be working now.” He was correct. I was nervous to make any changes to it thinking it would die on me again, but it’s been OK so far. This must be some sort of glitch with WordPress… Hopefully the next update won’t have that problem… or at least that lightning won’t strike in the same place twice.

    I’ve since backed up my database in Cpanel.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Everyone go do a DB repair.

    This is not isolated to WordPress, all DBs have this problem once in a while. It’s like when your computer crashes and needs a reboot.

    I realize that all databases have this problem, but I believe this particular one is a WP glitch because we were all doing the same action when it happened,and it happened in the same way.

    Hope everyone gets their sites up!!

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Speaking from years of experience? ANY major update of a DB can do this for any app 🙂 You ran an upgrade, a major one, and it hiccuped on the DB. I can’t count the number of times this has happened 🙂 It’s not a ‘WordPress Glitch’ it’s a ‘this is how servers work glitch.’

    Okay. I guess I just didn’t realize editing the text of a prior post was considered a “major database change.”

    This did not happen during or after an upgrade. Simply editing an old post. That’s it. Nothing more. Glitch.

    But thanks for the help, everyone.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Ah, sorry 🙂 Someone else had this RIGHT after their upgrade. Too many posts 🙂

    No, a single edit post is a minor change, but alas, this can happen then too. Much more rare, btu still a Database ‘thing’

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