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Lost Dropdown Menus

  • Today I visited my site and there were no posts. So, I checked the database, and PHPMyAdmin told me that wp_posts had crashed and the automatic repair had failed. I did a manual repair and now the table is fine and the site comes up normally.


    The odd thing is that all of the user-defined dropdown menus are gone. There were 3 of them, now the total number of menus is 0.

    Where could they have gone? Where are the user-defined menus stored? Is it in wp_options?

    I need to reconstruct the menus, and I really can’t do that from memory.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    Menus are stored in wp_options. Sounds like the database is toast. Do you have a backup? No? Does the web host have a backup? Ask them.

    If the database is toast and the web host doesn’t have a backup, unfortunately it’s a hard lesson about making sure you have your own backups. Always have a database – and preferably a theme and uploads backup – at all times. Pick a backup plugin and use it:

    Odd though – the only table that had the failure was wp_posts.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    The gods of MySQL work in mysterious ways unknown to mortals.

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