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  • The weirdest WordPress problem ever I think. A clients site with a large database of posts has got a mind of it’s own. One minute everything seems fine, the next posts, categories and tags are missing.

    At the minute the dashboard is telling me there’s 2309 posts in 9 categories but when I click the categories link in admin there’s none in the list.

    I can see all posts in admin but whereas they used to be assigned to categories and have tags listed, they’re all now “Uncategorized” with “No Tags”.

    Obviously the wordpress database is corrupt in some way but where to start to try fix it!?

    Here’s what I’ve tested so far:

    Plugins – I turned off all current plugins.
    Theme – I tried a different theme/template.
    Wordpress Core – I re-uploaded the latest wordpress version.
    Updates – I updated all plugins and wordpress core.
    Repair Database – I checked and tried to repair the database in Cpanel but it timed out.


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  • You should be able to open a support ticket with your hosting company, have them see why you can not finish the repair of the database.
    You might also export the database and take a look through a text editor for inconsitencies.
    Lastly, you may have to delete and import your database backup.

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