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[resolved] Getting a fatal error after attempting auto WordPress update (23 posts)

  1. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I updated the site yesterday and it was fine. I was alerted it was time to update so I installed "UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore", clicked auto update and didn't pay it anymore attention.

    Today I logged in to post and received the following message when attempting to save a draft:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_unslash() in /home/ayejoh46/nubianingenue.com/wp-admin/includes/post.php on line 630

    I get nothing at all when attempting to preview the post, and when I tried to uninstall the "Updraft Backup program" Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_unslash() in /home/ayejoh46/nubianingenue.com/wp-admin/includes/post.php on line 85.

    So then, I read to upload every file from the update except the "wp-content" folder. I'm lost as to what to do next as I'm clearly not good at writing code. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Deactivate all plugins, revert to Twenty Twelve theme and try to update. You can put back your theme and plugins after updating.

  3. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When trying to deactivate plugins I get the following error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_unslash() in /home/ayejoh46/nubianingenue.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugins-list-table.php on line 25

  4. JerryAhlqvist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same thing happens to me, I get fatal error whatever i do..
    site still works but i cant make any changes :( f**k..

  5. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Jerry, let me know if you've figured it out... I've got nothing over here.

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Mindful826,
    How did you try to deactivate plugins? Use FTP/ hosting control panel and rename the plugins folder by adding -old. All plugins will be deactivated. You can update WordPress after that.

  7. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  8. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Krishna, I followed the directions and received the same error.

  9. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, after some looking, this did not deactivate my plugins. The folder is now named
    plugins-old

  10. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try using phpMyAdmin to deactivate plugins if what I suggested above also gave the same error.

  11. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have no idea what any of those instructions mean... at all.

    Do I download this and install it via FTP? Where do I find the table they are talking about? I am so lost. I appreciate your help but to be honest: I seriously have no idea what language this is.

  12. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, I was able to disable all plug-ins after many, many tutorials... I'm still getting the error.

    "Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_safe_remote_get() in ... on line 500"

  13. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, that's fine. You are getting nearer. Now try to update WordPress - do not put back theme or plugin till you update - ignore warnings).

  14. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Krishna, I don't get the option to ignore any warnings I simply get the same error message.

  15. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you login to your site?

  16. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I can - and on the dashboard it says to attempt the upgrade then I push the blue "udate" button and it says:

    "Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.6-new-bundled.zip…"

    Then presents the error message.

  17. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  18. Mindful826
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Whew! I did it. Thanks for hanging in there with me Krishna. Pointing me to these helpful articles were a godsend. I appreciate it greatly.

  19. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad to know that you could update successfully! :)

  20. Chris Thomas
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have had exactly the same problem as Mindful826 - I receive error messages and my site functionality is limited since attempting to update to the new wordpress. How do I update wordpress via FTP without losing any of my website files etc?

    Also, once I update WordPress, will my site work as before?

  21. Chris Thomas
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  22. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Chris Thomas: As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. Posting in an existing topic prevents us from being able to track issues by topic.

  23. travelman83
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thank you thank you!! worked like a charm. I have been struggling with it for last 2 days. Don't know why this happened. Just in time!!
    Many thanks

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