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  • Resolved OliverC


    Hello Everyone,

    I could really use some help/advice here. I run the following blog:

    I did the automatic upgrade to 3.5 and although the site is still online when I try and log in via wp-admin I get the following message:

    “Database Update Required WordPress has been updated! Before we send you on your way, we have to update your database to the newest version. The update process may take a little while, so please be patient.”

    When I click “Update WordPress Database” I just get a blank screen with the WordPress logo on top… it never completes anything.

    I’m a novice at the backend of the this stuff. So far I tried increased my PHP memory to 128MB but it has not fixed the issue.

    Any advice would be really appreciated!

    – Oliver

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  • Try:
    – switching to the Twenty Twelve theme by renaming your current theme’s folder inside 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. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

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

    Hi Esmi,

    I did everything exactly step by step and again stuck on the white screen with the WordPress logo like this:

    Please keep giving me advice. What can I try next?

    Now try repairing the database using Phpmyadmin or whatever database management application that your host provides.

    Hi Esmi,

    I repaired the database using PHPMyadmin as you can see. After I tried to upgrade wordpress again and it didn’t work. I’m stuck on the white screen with logo.

    Screenshot of PHPMyadmin after the repair:

    What should I try next? Thanks.

    Create a fresh database, restore your backup to it, upload a fresh copy of the WordPress 3.4.2 core files & folders (except for the wp-content folder) and amend your wp-config.php file to point at this new database.

    Hi Esmi,

    I will take your advice. Before I start I tried it one more time and interestingly now I received this error:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 35 bytes) in /home/wiretoth/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1220

    Strange that error never popped up before. Does this clue us in to what may be going wrong?

    Hi Esmi,

    I increased the memory and now I get this error:

    Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in /home/wiretoth/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1219

    What do you think? Should I “Create a fresh database, restore your backup to it, upload a fresh copy of the WordPress 3.4.2 core files & folders (except for the wp-content folder) and amend your wp-config.php file to point at this new database.” or something else now?

    Thank you!!

    First try asking your hosts if they can temporarily raise the max_execution_time on your site to allow to you to push this upgrade through.

    Raising the max_execution_time didn’t help. I create a fresh database and am restoring my back up to it. I have 15 .sql files uploading each under 50MB using myPHPadmin. There is also an index.php file… do you know if I need to upload that?

    (This part will take some time.. uploading is a bit slow)

    You don’t need to upload the index.php file that came with your backups.

    Ok well I think the problem has something to do with wp_options. When upload I received this error:

    SQL query:
    INSERT INTO <code>wp_options</code>
    VALUES ( 246, 0, 'vks_ad_flex_niche_content_link_color', '3C657B', 'yes' ) ;
    MySQL said: Documentation
    #1062 - Duplicate entry '246' for key 1

    Any ideas? Oh my!

    That looks like a problem caused by a plugin or possibly a previous theme. That line/record definitely isn’t needed by WordPress itself.

    I’m uploading the other files now. How does the backup work? Even though there was en error did that file upload?

    No. The .sql import would have stopped at that error.

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