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  • MamaBeeyotch

    (@mamabeeyotch)


    Upgrading from 1.2 to 1.5; I followed Podz’s instructions to the letter (fantastic guide, Podz!). But when I go to upgrade.php, I receive the following error:

    “Fatal error: Call to undefined function: timer_start() in /home/kdefilip/public_html/wp-admin/upgrade.php on line 5”

    Also, if I try to view the site, I get a 403 screen, but I suspect that’s because my index.php is in my carrots folder instead of at the root of public_html (which is where it used to be).

    Any thoughts? I searched, but couldn’t find anything to enlighten me.

    Thanks,
    Kathleen

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  • Before launch upgrade.php did you check all the files you uploaded were ok and there is no file with strange size or zero?

    MamaBeeyotch

    (@mamabeeyotch)

    Steve – yep, I sure did.

    MamaBeeyotch

    (@mamabeeyotch)

    All-righty, then. I looked at the code, and it appeared as though all the timer_start() function does is time how long the upgrade takes. So I commented it out and re-ran upgrade.php, only to get a different error:

    “Fatal error: Call to undefined function: __() in /home/kdefilip/public_html/wp-admin/admin-functions.php on line 881”

    For the record, this section of code appears to be where the various file descriptions exist; the specific line giving the problem is: ‘index.php’ => __(‘Main Template’),

    Ahhh, so close and yet so far. 🙂

    MamaBeeyotch

    (@mamabeeyotch)

    The good news is: clearly it was a user issue. I re-uploaded all the files, and now I’m staring at the happy “Upgrade WordPress” link. With any luck, all else will go smoothly. Thanks for your help, Steve.

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