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Conversion to 3.0 trashed my site (32 posts)

  1. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did an automatic upgrade after saving my site to XML. And now my site won't come up properly. I am using WordPress as a CMS and blog. The main page was coming up as the blog. So I tried to fix that and now I can't get into the admin page and the main page comes up with no CSS.

    I can't restore my site because the admin page will not come up. I get a 404 error

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try:

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin

    - renaming your current theme's folder via FTP to activate the default theme.

  3. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK, tried it. I renamed the folders as you suggested. Now I get a blank page when I try to access anything. Glad I saved my blog.

    Any ideas now?

  4. Reupload the 3.0 files and, if that fails, put define('WP_DEBUG', true); in your wp-config.php file.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Do you have a twentyten theme folder in wp-content/themes?

  6. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I have the twenty ten theme. But it did not pick it so I renamed the theme folder back (Bueno by Woo Themes).

    I will try what Ipstenu says now

  7. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nope.

    OK, here's what messed me up the second time. I changed the setting of the url in the control panel to /blog which is where the blog is. But the wp-admin is in teh root so whenever I try to sign in it goes to the /blog and I get a 404. How can I fix that in the database? Where is it? I can go in through phpmyadmin and fix it.

  8. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nevermind, I found it. So here is where I am at. Back to the original problem. For some reason it made my home page the blog page. It's showing the content of the home page in the blog. And the blog is nowhere to be found. But the posts are all there. I need the blog page to come back up when I click the blog link.

    I am assuming what it did was over write what I did when I set the blog as separate from the home page. I wanted to use WordPress as a CMS for the site and have blog entries run on a different page than normal

  9. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the reading settings set correctly. My static home page is home, my blog is "blog". Did sometrhing change in 3,0 to screw something up?

    What it's showing is the "Home" page contest as a post, but it is not showing the posts in the post queue, which are still there.

  10. grizel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same thing, updated to 3.o today, update notice didnt appear on the dash, I foudn it in tools. Ran it now the homepage is WHITE, nothing there, I CAN get to the admin page fine. Backed up my posts, pulling plugins off the server now, and my Arras theme which was highly customized.

    I'm about ready to trash the whole thing and start over.

    It won't reinstall, says failed, which is funny since when I first upgraded it it said it did fine.

    I knew I should have waited a few weeks to do this, ugh!

  11. Put define('WP_DEBUG', true); in your wp-config.php file. That'll show you the errors.

    The white screen has, so far, been traced to
    1) Incomplete upgrade (fixed by a manual upgrade)
    2) Incompatible plugins (Event Calender and a Podcast one)
    3) Insufficient memory with PHP (Add define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' ); to your wp-config.php)

    Since you can get to your admin side, change your theme to twentyten and see if it loads.

  12. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What about the blog page not showing properly? Everything is set correctly as far as I can tell. The site works now except the blog page shows the home page content instead of my posts.

  13. Honestly, I don't know. I have a static home page setup and it works fine.

    I'd try unsetting, saving, and then resetting, but ... You did copy your theme back up and reactivate it, right?

  14. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I reactivated my theme. And I tried resetting the blog page, but it goes back to showing the wrong thing. It's weird. I used the XML save and recreated the blog on another domain and that works just fine. Same version of WordPress. Something is throwing this one off.

  15. Yeah, that's weird. Try deleting wp-admin and wp-includes and then re-upload from a fresh zip off here. Could be a bad upgrade.

  16. Prost Amerika
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I upgraded from within the dashboard and now nothing works. All my log in pages are blank white.

    Even some advice how to return to WP 2.92 would be appreciated because as things stand, I have no access to my site.

  17. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try downloading 3.0 then copying over the installation on your site. That worked for some people

  18. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ah hah! When I switched my theme to the new default everything worked again. But as nice as that theme is, I want my old theme. I may just write over it with a new version and see if that fixes it.

  19. cschelin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks planet999, it fixed mine too. I still get the errors I posted in a different thread (until I removed the DEBUG) so there's still something broken in the code but it's at least visible again.

    Carl

  20. Prost Amerika
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    "copying over the installation on your site"

    I'm not exactly sure what that means. Other than my File Manager in my host, I can't really affect anything.

    I can't do anything from inside WP.

  21. Prost Amerika
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Site is down too

    http://www.prostamerika.com/

  22. planet999
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Prost,

    Do you use FTP? If you do, what I mean is download the latest version of WordPress from the download page of this site. Then copy the files over the ones on your server. It solved the problem for others. It sounds like some of the files on your upgrade didn't take.

  23. Prost Amerika
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Planet,

    I think you're right. In the end, I copied all the 2.92 files on my FTP over the Wp3.0 downloads.

    It worked, which also substantiates your theory.

    What you suggest would probably ensure I get 3.0 but I think I've had enough drama for one day. A soccer site can't really afford to be down during the World Cup.

    Thanks to the guys who checked this out for me.

  24. Prost Amerika
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My site is up but I can't enter the admin part now.

    It asks me:

    WordPress
    Database Upgrade Required

    WordPress has been updated! Before we send you on your way, we have to upgrade your database to the newest version.

    The upgrade process may take a little while, so please be patient.

    I am reluctant but I can't edit my site until I try - euch!

  25. Dotsey
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had this problem using the automatic upgrade too, but the manual install fixed it just fine. I had to do the database update as well, but it took under a minute.

  26. That update message is perfectly normal, Prost, and in fact, you saw it before between 2.8 and 2.9 :)

  27. gazouteast
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ipstenu
    QUOTE Add define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' ); /UNQUOTE

    I do hope you're joking about that - that's enough to get most shared hosting accounts suspended on most hosts for server resource abuse.

    If you're serious, then someone at Automattic needs their head on a plate.

    Gaz

  28. tbbjr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I ran an auto-update and took down the entire server. Now the site has been turned off by the admin. Perhaps the auto-update should be tested a bit more?

  29. tbbjr
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A little more info: After running the auto-update and crashing the server... We attempted to FTP the 3.0 update and all appeared fine until we went to update the plug-ins and then the crash happened once again. Luckily I have the system admin sitting next to me and he could stop the server and roll back the site pre-update pretty quickly. 3.0 update process seems to have a pretty large flaw... Any insight would be much appreciated.

  30. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sounds like you have an incompatible plugin or theme. Try deactivating all plugins and switching to the default theme before upgrading.

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