With the website that’s having trouble, I installed WP around a year ago, and I have never upgraded it ever since. Suddenly, out of nowhere today, while I’m already logged in and just doing the usual editing of posts, I’m directed to a screen where I’m told:
Database Upgrade Required
Your WordPress database is out-of-date, and must be upgraded before you can continue.
I didn’t do a thing, because I saw no good reason why this message should have come up. I logged out and closed my browser, hoping that just logging back in fresh might help. Instead, the login fields come up without the WP logo or any of the usual style/formatting, and when I try to log in, I get ERROR: Invalid username. Even though it’s exactly the same login info I’ve been using for a while now, including earlier today even.
Then, the situation gets worse again: now the site isn’t working at all — I browse to the home page, and my browser sits there for a minute, then instead of loading a page it downloads to my desktop a file named mydomain.com, and it’s a totally blank file.
I’ve contacted my host to see if they can help, but I wanted to see if anyone here might be able to help, too, since my host has in the past not always been up on WP-specific problems. Thoughts? What the hell is happening here?
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