Is my blog lost? (Crisis mode!)
I am in trouble. I changed the name of the folder WordPress rests in on the server and boom – the blog was gone.
I followed the instructions for changing folder name on Yahoo’s Host Support. BUT their advice seemed not to know about version 2.0 and the need to delete the wp-content/cache file
I tried to get the blog back but can’t get it up again. I hope the blog can be restored but I don’t know how. The blog has over 2000 files and 3000 page views a day so I am biting my fingernails here.
Do you guys have any advice?
Emails sent to Yahoo web hosting the last few hours:
This is to inform you that your support pages re WordPress are not up
to date. The advice you give concerning moving WordPress or renaming the
folder it is in does not work for WordPress 2.0
This is your help page
This is the updated WordPress help page
The WordPress help page has one step for version 2.0 which is missing
in your page:
“9. WordPress 2.0 only: Delete the folder wp-content/cache.”
I guess this is why I could change the name of the folder WordPress is
in today according to your receipe, but I could not get the blog up as
default home page despite having set it as homepage in your File
Manager and in WordPress itself as instructed.
I am now restoring my blog from backup and will try again with the new
instructions. If you could update your help page accordingly I am sure
it would be helpful for users.
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I need help to get my wordpress blog back online. I have tried to restore it from files I had backed up but it doesn’t work. I had a backup of files in the then active “blog” folder (some 65MB) but not of the database.
I have experimented with opening new blogs and moving things around, and changing the home page in the WordPress Control Panel but I am not getting anywhere.
As I mentioned in my first email I believe the cause of my problem is a missing line in your instruction re changing the name of the blog folder. I wanted to change it from
since the “blog” in the URL give me irrelevant Adsense ads while “bangkok” will fit the blog.
You should be able to see from the size which of my blogs is the real one – it is much larger than the play-blogs.
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