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  • callybooker


    My website hosting service had server problems yesterday and my wordpress installation (at was affected. I followed the instructions to add the repair command to my config file, but after running the repair I get the following residual errors:

    wp_comments: 3 clients are using or haven’t closed the table properly
    wp_options: Table is marked as crashed
    wp_commentmeta: 3 clients are using or haven’t closed the table properly

    As I received some new comments during the day yesterday, I’m guessing that these files were active when the server was unstable and have been corrupted as a result.

    I am a very basic level user and have no idea what the implications are. I was suprised to be able to go to my most recent blog post and add a comment without any difficulty, for instance.

    Is there something I can do to fix these files? Do they need further fixing?

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  • Moderator t-p


    Have you contacted your hosting provider?



    Yes. Not much help there. They always like to bat me back to wordpress…



    Forum Moderator

    – 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.

    – finally, repairing all of the tables in your database.



    Okaaaay… I might be able to cope with that…. Thanks, esmi, I will have a go.

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