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  • jonny-b


    I have a major issue with my blogs, one that is around 2 years old and one that is a year old.

    I am having problems signing in and accessing the wp-admin folder of my blog. As a result i cannot access the admin panel and write new posts.

    I have access to the wp-login.php folder, and can sign in, but then the page redirects to wp-admin, as you would expect but then serves a 404.

    I had set a user account for another person to write on my blog and that is the only acces anybody else has had.

    It is also an older version of wordpress.

    The problem is the same across two blogs &

    Helps please!!! I feel I am effectivly loosing my blogs whilst paying for hosting.

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  • scribu


    Well, the obvious solution would be to update WordPress.

    Roy Lique


    Scribu is right. My blog is hosted by Yahoo. Yahoo’s WordPress version is still 2.3. I refused to upgrade to 2.5 or to 2.6 because of problems in upgrading. I damaged all my blogs while doing so 3 times and reconstructed them 3 times. After the third reconstruction the problem that you now have started appearing. I could never access my blogs again. Finally, I gave up and upgraded to 2.6. For the 4th time I reconstructed my files. It took me longer than a week to do it. See the final product. And I am happy I upgraded. I believe the problem is one way WordPress is forcing everybody to upgrade. The problem I currently have (it is posted here) is: my feed does not validate because of blank line 1.

    By the way for Yahoo hosted blogs. The installation from scratch and the so called famous 5-minute installations were all the causes of my files destruction. IF YOU CAN, UPGRADE ONLY! IN THAT CASE YOUR FILES FROM THE OLD WORDPRESS VERSION ARE HELD INTACT. BE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR FILES BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO UPGRADE.



    I have tried upgrading and the only reason I stopped in the first place was because the upgrade does not update correctly.

    How can i ensure it updates correctly as it should?




    How can i ensure it updates correctly as it should?

    Follow the directions?

    Roy Lique


    In my case, I made sure that the following in the WP-config file are filled up correctly. I contacted Yahoo to be sure that the name of the database and the password are working properly. Also in the original download DB_HOST is not ‘mysql’. I changed it to ‘mysql’.

    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define(‘WP_CACHE’, true); //Added by WP-Cache Manager
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ”); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ”); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘mysql’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);
    define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

    When I upgraded, everything came out perfectly even though by then my database was already empty. The point is: the tables are set up properly by the old WordPress version, and the new version just picked up from there.

    Hope this helps.

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