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  • Resolved Cat


    The upgrade to WP 3.3.1 appears to have gone through all right, though I haven’t clicked absolutely everything. However, every RSS link returns this error message:

    Warning: require_once(/home/user/domain/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/user/domain/wp-includes/theme.php on line 1115

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/user/domain/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/local/php5/lib/pear’) in /home/user/domain/wp-includes/theme.php on line 1115

    It’s not that I’m desperate to have my RSS feed accessible, but some viewers like them.

    By the way, I’m using “themorningafter” theme by WooThemes – the most recent version. Just installed it a week or two ago. And no, it costs a fortune to get support there, so I’m here, in case someone has something helpful to contribute. Thanks.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme by renaming your current theme’s folder in 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 – from a fresh download of WordPress.

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

    Esmi: why do I want to switch to the Twenty Eleven theme? Also, won’t renaming my theme folder screw up my theme, since the folder name appears in some of the code?

    Resetting the plugins folder by FTP? Do you mean re-install the plugins folder from a fresh install? Then I would lose all my plugins. I do not want this.

    Besides I’ve already deactivated my plugins (which you can do via your Dashboard), and this did not help anything.

    Are you saying the upgrade may not have correctly run?

    The “upgrades.php” file tells me “No Update Required. Your WordPress database is already up-to-date!” The “Continue” button returns me to my front page.

    Thanks anyway.



    Forum Moderator

    why do I want to switch to the Twenty Eleven theme?

    The steps I gave above are basic WordPress troubleshooting.

    Resetting the plugins folder by FTP?

    Please see the page at the link I gave above.

    Esmi –

    Please provide the link to the “basic WordPress troubleshooting” you refer to, so I can read the procedure for myself.

    The procedure on the plugins deactivation page you linked is only necessary “when not able to access the administrative menus” (quoted from the page). I am not having any trouble accessing my administrative menus. Deactivating the plug-ins does not help.




    Forum Moderator

    Please note that if you are not prepared to work with us, then we cannot help you.

    Esmi – I am more than prepared to work with anyone, as my responses reveal. I may have issues when instructions are (a) either overly sparse, or overly convoluted (b) erroneous and (b) likely to to cause more harm. If I did not care about helping the poster clear up their instructions, I would not even bother replying.

    Thank you for the link you have included. It is for WP 3.3, which I did not have an issue with. I have 3.3.1.

    At any rate, I believe I have resolved the issue. Thank you for replying.

    For everyone who encounters this issue, the mistake I made was not deactivating my plug-ins FIRST – BEFORE the upgrade. Something I should have known to do.

    I used Dashboard to deactivate the plug-ins, then re-installed 3.3.1, and that did the trick.

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