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  • Resolved jamesbliss


    I recently upgraded to 3.0.1 without problems. Shortly after, I was blogging late one night and somehow broke my blog’s backend. I have no idea how. Of course, I have no backup.

    The front-end appears just fine, however, the back-end is causing me a lot of problems. When I log into my blog’s dashboard some dashboard pages work just fine (e.g. the whole ‘Settings’ section), some areas report an Error 500 message (e.g. ‘Media’ section) and some pages are completely blank (e.g. ‘Upload New Media’).

    So, after much trying, head scratching and swearing I figured I couldn’t fix it; the repair was beyond my skills. But, because the front-end was behaving I thought there must be a way to export into a new blog.

    Much searching later and the only way I can find to export my blog is by using the ‘Export’ function in the dashboard, however, this is one page that is blank (i.e. when I select the Export menu nothing whatsoever appears on screen). To add salt to the wounds the main ‘Tools’ sections displays just fine as does the ‘Import’ page.

    So, here’s my question. If I can’t use my dashboard to export my blog is there another way? Does anyone have any idea how I can ‘scrape’ my blog (maybe using the RSS feed) and turn it into an (.wrx) .xml that I can import into another WordPress set up.

    FYI – blog URL is

    Thanks in advance.


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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 default 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.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress?

    – increasing the memory available to PHP?

    Hi, sorry about the delay in replying. Busy, busy time for me.

    Yes, I had tried all tips above to no avail.

    However, I contacted my hosts and they have fixed / are fixing my problems.

    Turned out to be a mis-config in a .htaccess file.

    So, all sorted or being sorted. is back functioning correctly
    and should be soon.



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