I'm on the newest WordPress 3.8.1 and currently my The Events Calendar is on 3.2, and during a mass plugin update, it hung on updating this, then gave me a 500 error for the site, then all hell broke loose. Long story short, I'm left with a deactivated The Events Calendar, which gives me the below message when attempting to reactivate:
Warning: require_once(/[site-root]/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/lib/the-events-calendar.class.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /[site-root]/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/the-events-calendar.php on line 30
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/[site-root]/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/lib/the-events-calendar.class.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php5') in /[site-root]/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/the-events-calendar.php on line 30
I don't think it's easy to export events from the content tables (via phpMyAdmin), so I'm not even going to attempt a CSV export and import. But I would like to know what is the best way to get this plugin working again without losing events and posts already created in the DB. Is it a simple uninstall and reinstall and boom everything is still there and working (minus any custom settings); do I need to FTP and remove the directory then reinstall via WP, or also FTP the reinstall as well?
I know the error says there's files missing, but I don't want to do anymore damage so I didn't attempt to do that.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.