After a fresh install of 2.6 I imported two different WP blogs. Prior to import I backed up and upgraded both blogs from 2.3.3 to 2.6. After import I noticed the missing categories, and permalinks issues that seem to accompany this upgrade. I also noticed errors in my comments display in admin.
I've now dealt with the categories and permalinks issues, but the fix for the comments issue has totally eluded me, and I'm really hoping someone can help. A similar problem with missing comments after upgrade to 2.5 has been discussed, but the fix didn't work for me, probably because my problem is a little different than those described.
In addition to the fix listed above, I tried repairing the database comments table, using WP-DBManager Plugin, which was clearly the wrong thing, as it turned what was essentially an admin display issue into a front end issue. Now the posts that were displaying comments, are no longer doing so.
Today I tried running the import again, to pull in the most recent data from one of the blogs (the other hasn't been added to), and I was also hoping that maybe I could pull in the missing data with the import. Today's imported posts and comments are now displaying fine, but the missing comments issues remain with the older posts and comments.
Here's what I'm seeing:
- Imported posts dated prior to Feb 2008 show 0 comments in Manage Posts and Manage Comments under WP-admin. The comments balloon reads 0 on all posts. On the front end the category archive pages do list the number of comments, below the excerpt on the archives pages. When a single post page from the archive is viewed, however, there are no comments are displayed.
- Imported posts dated after Feb 2008 do show comments under Manage Posts. The little comments balloon shows a number, but when you click the balloon to view the comments for that page, no comments are displayed.
- Under Manage Comments I can see the comments from posts imported before today, but where it usually lists "From: post title, date, time" there are no posts associated with these comments. Some have a date associated, but no post title, while others have no post data associated at all. On the front end, the number of posts is visible for these posts on the category archives pages, but you can't see the comments when you view the posts.
Finally, some of the fixes I've read would seem to indicate that much info may be gleaned from the apache error_log. I don't have access but have been in touch with my host and customer support at 1and1 says they can run one, and they will do so and email it to me.
If there's something more I could do to find a fix for this, I don't know what it is, but I'm fairly sure someone here will be able to tell me. ;)