Can't gain access to login because of a Fatal Error (2 posts)

  1. Jeffg2011
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tried to update Word Press and got the Fatal Error below and can't even get to the login site now. Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_current_user() in /home/content/94/8038194/html/wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 1281

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    - switching to the default 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 and the wp-config.php & root .htaccess files - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    - running the upgrade manually via wp-admin/upgrade.php

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