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  • Resolved CristineS


    Hello! I would first like to say, I am really new to WordPress, **and I can’t remember what version I have downloaded on my laptop (which is my original download) but I just downloaded version 3.2 on a new computer and might want to uninstall the old version and reinstall WP with the new version on the other computer** so with that in mind…

    I have been working on my site for some time, and when I got to the point when I needed to add taxonomies, I tried to, and it didn’t work out the way I thought it would. Long story short, I went from having the “Cannot Modify Header” to “Fatal Error: ……. public_html/wp-includes/load.php on line 337″ to ” “Fatal Error:…… wp-content/plugins/role-scoper/scoped-user_anon.php on line 31”

    I have read that in order to fix the “Cannot Modify Header” issue I just need to open the file and delete a few things (I know this is very broad but I figured if you need more information on that topic you can search for it, and I would keep my experiences short, if that ends up not being sufficient I can post more details as needed). I tried that and it didn’t work then I got the last two “Fatal Error…” messages, and I thought I would just uninstall then reinstall WP.

    I am using BlueHost, and I know that you can look through all the files with the file manager, but what I am wondering is, is there a way to uninstall then reinstall WP without losing all the information I have already put into my site?

    Or instead of uninstalling/reinstalling WP should I just look for and replace all the effected files?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Hmm, no I haven’t tried all of those, but I will now. Thank you for helping and I’ll post again when I find out if any of that works.

    So turns out I was reading the error codes wrong and all I needed to do was replace the functions.php and load.php files then move the role scoper out of the plugins directory, and now it’s fixed 🙂

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