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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Try:
    – switching to the Twenty Twelve theme by renaming your current theme’s folder inside wp-content/themes and adding “-old” to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin.

    – re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    I have done number 1.

    I have done number 2 using this method:
    Via FTP or your host’s file manager, navigate to the wp-contents folder (directory)
    Via FTP or your host’s file manager, rename the folder “plugins” to “plugins.hold”
    Login to your WordPress administration menus (/wp-admin)
    Via FTP or your host’s file manager, rename “plugins.hold” back to “plugins”

    Regarding number 3, I’ve done that also was set back as the newer default install files were seeminly not compatible with my new wp-content folder (I’m guessing) so the visual website broke.

    Does this help you figure out another solution?

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    What happens if you do a completely fresh re-install and do not restore any previous content or install any other theme or plugins?

    I just did number 2 again trying the way through PHPMyAdmin and changing active_plugins to a:0:{}

    No luck either.

    I’ve since reverted back.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    What happens if you do a completely fresh re-install and do not restore any previous content or install any other theme or plugins?

    (to above) Like a brand new installation altogether? I would assume it would work but frankly I’m afraid to do that at this point. I estimate 20 hours have got into having it look like this (reflect properly).

    A website that I can log into, but that is 2011 theme with none of my content, is of no use to me? What is the direction you are trying to advise…?

    I’f you’re curious my theme is Modernize by Good layers.

    Thank-you

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Like a brand new installation altogether?

    Yes. A basic sub-directory install shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.

    … and if I can login fine there.. how does this help my original problem?
    I’m honestly curious, not trying to sound condescending.

    Thanks

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    It rules out a server issue and lends weight to this being a database/content problem.

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