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  • I’ve been having nothing but grief.

    I decided to switch webspace providers. Fine. No big deal, right? So, I failed to notice that my old provider uses mySQL vers 5 and the new one uses mySQL vers 4. I was a little irked about this and, being new to this whole thing, wasn’t sure exactly what to do about this. So I fiddled around in phpmyAdmin and quickly found that I can download my old database as a version 4 sql file. So I did that.

    Then, since the sql file was about 4 MB, I had to get my new webprovider to import it. Which they did… no problems.

    I install the newest 2.0.3 WordPress version and I get this. It looks like crap, but the basic information is there. Just no css or theme there. Ok, I’ve seen it before, no biggie.

    Then I try to get into my dashboard at wp-admin/index.php and get “Your database is out-of-date. Please upgrade.” with a link to wp-admin/upgrade.php. Fine. I click the upgrade link and get a 404 error. I check the webspace… upgrade.php is exactly where it should be. So, I can’t log into my dashboard or get anywhere near my blog.

    I don’t want to have to completely kill all of my back catalogue of posts and start over. How can I get this resolved? Should I do a clean install of wordpress? Is there something actually wrong with my database? That’s the deal?

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  • Oh… and when I went to wp-admin/install.php I got:

    “Already Installed

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.”

    What up?

    Ok… I tried plugging in the wp-admin/upgrade.php into the address bar and it worked… sort of. I can get into my dashboard now but there’s absolutely no css for the site or the dashboard. I tried following a link to get to my presentation (themes) and I got a 404. But when I plug it into the address bar, it brings up the screen… but again with no css for the dashboard or for the site.

    I’m stupified as to what’s going on here.

    Edit: Nevermind… I’m a stupid fucker.

    the blog uses the original wp default theme and looks fine here… 😐

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