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  • I have just upgraded my self-hosted blog to the latest version of WordPress, and now I can’t access admin. I receive this error message:

    Warning: require(/home/content/98/7319198/html/wp-includes/date.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/98/7319198/html/wp-settings.php on line 117

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/content/98/7319198/html/wp-includes/date.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php’) in /home/content/98/7319198/html/wp-settings.php on line 117

    This message also appears on my blog posts.
    Any help would be much appreciated.


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  • Hey Jon,

    The file permissions and ownership are right on the server? If you are not sure, but your user is www-data, you can run the below commands in your site root:

    cd /var/www/
    find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
    find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    chown -R www-data:www-data .

    Hope this helps 🙂

    Hi Tiago

    How would Jon (and anyone else wanting to check that this wasn’t content with their install) “run commands” in his root server?


    Hey Tiago,

    thanks for your response, but I don’t know how to do that, can you explain a little more please.


    Hey guys,

    thanks for the input, just thought I would let you know that I sorted the above problem out by going into my Go-Daddy hosting account file manager and restoring to a historical version of my website, however this seems to have caused another problem whereby I am now seeing 2 versions dependent on which Internet Browser I use and also the internal website links to posts and pages.

    Any suggestions please? –


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