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  • Resolved pkipper


    Hi all, I am having this strange problem, that I am unable to remove or update any themes or plugins.

    Say I have this theme called Theme1, and I deleted the entire folder of Theme1 from wp-content/themes, but Theme1 still shows up under WP’s Presentation/Themes tab, and the theme still works if I choose it.

    Same thing goes with Plugins. After deleting a plugin from server, it still remains and working in WP. If I copy a new plugin to wp-content/plugins, it does not show up in WP’s Plugins tab.

    I have tried to rename the whole folder (eg. from wp-content to something else), and it still does not help, and everything still remains.

    I upgraded to WP 2.2 from WP 2.1, but it seems upgrading does not do as well, and it still says WP 2.1.

    What is happening??? This is driving me nuts.

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  • whooami



    if you are seeing items in the theme presentation area that you think you deleted — then you didn’t delete them.

    Additionally, if you are still seeing 2.1 as your version number in the admin area, then you didnt follow the upgrade instructions, which state:

    Delete …

    Upload …

    The wordpress version is stored in file. If the version number doesn’t change you didnt delete and then upload that new file.

    I would hazard a guess that you have a WWW directory when you ftp in, and that you have been tinkering with that directory, and not the directory you need to be tinkering with.

    WWW is a symlink, it should be left alone for purposes of what you are doing.

    Thank you for the reply.

    I find this really weird because this problem never happened before and this is the first time. I have not changed my .htaccess or database or my WP at all but just right now it seems everything is fixed, regardless if I update anything or remove anything. Posting and managing posts still work fine though.

    You are right, I do have a WWW directory. What do you suggest I should do right now? I thought I did delete WP 2.1 completely but now I am just really confused.

    Hello. Can someone enlighten me on this? Thank you all.

    Hi all, suddenly, my site is back to normal now. I am not sure why, or what happened, but everything is OK now.

    Strange, perhaps it was something with the server configuration or Apache.

    Thank you all still. Gotta love WP.

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