All pages are deleted or missing (11 posts)

  1. endloser
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Today I noticed that ALL of my pages are simply gone both in the UI (e.g. page not found when I navivate to the URLs) and in the Management panel.

    A few days ago I noticed most of my plugins were deactivated.

    The blog had been running fine for 8 months before this happened. I hadn't uploaded any new plugins or made any changes other than writing posts.

    Although a few weeks ago I tried creating a page template without a sidebar on it, which didn't work. But that couldn't have blown away my pages right? I didn't apply the template to the missing pages.

    Any ideas? Thank you.

  2. endloser
    Posted 8 years ago #

    TOTALLY BIZARRE --> All of my PAGES have become POSTS.

    The URLs have been converted with the date inserted and now they are appearing in chron order along with posts.

    SAINTS BE PRAISED. I'm so happy the content is there but how strainge is that???

  3. stevepage
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just has the EXACT same thing happen to me, pages disappear, plug-ins disabled. No reason as to why this happened.

    Anyone have any ideas, this sounds pretty serious?

    Hope I can recover my pages too.

  4. whooami
    Posted 8 years ago #


    Start with upgrading. Rule the fact that you are running a known exploitable version out of the equation.

    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 2.3.1" />

  5. ben_r_d
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Steve, same thing happened to me. I was running 2.3.1, and my problem appears to have been caused by someone exploiting the known exploit :(

    Symptoms for me (apart from those reported by yourself) included one of my posts being edited into a load of hidden spam links, and an entirely new post being created which somehow managed to upload an unsavoury-looking script file to a folder on my server.

    I have upgraded to 2.3.3, changed my passwords, and restored the pages to posts (cut and paste job, as far as I can tell). Fingers crossed it doesn't happen again.

  6. dkatzman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi guys... I have the same problem (and found the pages as posts too) but with some added issues.

    Yesterday I upgraded from WP 2.33 to WP 2.5... Today I woke up to find my database was corrupted. After I managed fixing it, I found out that I had something like 20 new posts like the ones you get with a fresh install, and the same with comments. Pages had gone into posts... This is crazy.

    I'd really like to know what happened, any clues?

  7. clivesgt
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i am also having the same problem - it's happened at least 4 times now. i have version 2.5 and still i find that my posts and pages have been deleted!!!

    i updated all the plugins i use and still have the problem.

    any help will be appreciated



  8. clivesgt
    Posted 8 years ago #

    okay, just checked the database with phpmyadmin and the posts and pages are still there. they are just not showing up in wordpress. also when i go into admin and select manage either posts or pages, they are not there.



  9. dkatzman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    I found the answer. Your installation probably left some processes open in your database. You should kill all processes and run a "repair table" from your MySQL admin: that should give you access to your posts again.
    Then maybe this will happen to you too: all pages have turned into posts!!!
    Find all your pages, write down the post number, and from your MySQL admin run this sentence:
    update wp_posts set post_type="page" where ID=xxx (xxx is your post number)
    This will change the type of post to "page" :)



  10. dkatzman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry, I forgot to write that you should also turn off all of your plugins :)

  11. electrolund
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This just happened to me as well, somewhere between 2.5 and 2.5.1. Although, search as I might, I cannot find my missing pages in the posts admin area, nor in phpMyAdmin. They seem to be really gone.

    For me, my plugins were not deactivated.

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