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  • I noticed my wordpress website wasn’t behaving properly. The slideshow wasn’t functioning properly.
    So I logged into my account today and noticed I was due for the wordpress 3.6.1 update, and thought that may be the problem. I clicked on the button to the left that did the update online automatically. It was taking an awfully long time and I thought maybe it froze. So I clicked on the “Update” sidebar button and then suddenly got this message

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_taxonomies_for_attachments() in /homepages/14/d175626465/htdocs/.info/wp-admin/menu.php on line 67

    Now I cannot log into my account and I’m not sure what to do to fix it.

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  • Your update process may have timed out which would result in an incomplete update.

    Take a look at this post:

    I am also receiving an error after downloading the update (this appears at the top of the Dashboard):

    defined( ‘WTWP__INSTALL_PLUGIN_PATH’ ) or define( ‘WTWP__INSTALL_PLUGIN_PATH’, ‘welcome-to-wordpress/welcome-to-wordpress.php’ ); function install_wtwp() { global $pagenow; if ( !( ‘install.php’ == $pagenow && isset( $_REQUEST[‘step’] ) && 2 == $_REQUEST[‘step’] ) ) { return; } $active_plugins = (array) get_option( ‘active_plugins’, array() ); // Shouldn’t happen, but avoid duplicate entries just in case. if ( !empty( $active_plugins ) && false !== array_search( WTWP__INSTALL_PLUGIN_PATH, $active_plugins ) ) { return; } $options = array( ‘first_login’ => false, ‘plid’ => 1, ‘isc’ => ‘WPHosting1’, ‘api_url’ => ‘’, ‘help_url’ => ‘’, ‘control_panel_url’ => ‘’, ‘key’ => ‘pNBvmCG7api3xeCIo4q8lwU1Jwgi6tZIKwc6TkQI3zY2LPm9xjIJ69WvKyAAS9bd’ ); $active_plugins[] = WTWP__INSTALL_PLUGIN_PATH; update_option( ‘active_plugins’, $active_plugins ); update_option( ‘wtwp_options’, $options ); } add_action( ‘shutdown’, ‘install_wtwp’ );

    I tried a couple of times to re-download the update, but that doesn’t seem to help. Greatly appreciate your guidance!

    – 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.

    – re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder and the wp-config.php & root .htaccess files – from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    – running the upgrade manually via wp-admin/upgrade.php

    I ended up re-uploading everything, and it looks like I am up and running again! Thank you!

    I called Godaddy and they said that in the WP-Content directory there was an install.php file that was causing the problem. They removed it and now that error went away. However – I never saw that file there so who knows what they really did.

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