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  • I have a fight news blog ( and hit the upgrade button on WordPress the other day only to find out that I can’t add new posts anymore and quickpress is no longer functional. I have been trying to find an answer on how to fix this, but nothing is working. Please tell me and other users in similar trouble how to handle this. I am losing business and money because of this problem.

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  • Chris Olbekson


    Level 12 Bug Squasher & Forum Moderator

    First disable all your plugins to rule out that being the cause of the problem.

    If not perform a manual update using the following instructions. Make sure you leave your plugins disabled. It is also recommended to backup your database before performing an upgrade

    • Get the latest WordPress zip (or tar.gz) file.
    • Unpack the zip file that you downloaded.
    • Delete the old wp-includes and wp-admin directories on your web host (through your FTP or shell access).
    • Using FTP or your shell access, upload the new WordPress files to your web host, overwriting old files.

    NOTE – you should replace all the old WordPress files with the new ones, including those in the root directory like index.php, wp-login.php and so on. Simply copying the contents of the zip you downloaded over the top of your existing files should achieve this. Make sure you copy all the sub-directories as well. Don’t worry – your wp-config.php will be safe.

    Be careful when you come to copying the wp-content directory.
    You should make sure that you only copy the files from this directory, rather than replacing your existing wp-content directory. This is where your themes and plugins live, so you will want to keep them. If you have customized the default or classic themes without renaming them, make sure not to overwrite those files, otherwise you will lose your changes.

    OK, I just spent a couple hours making sure to follow these instructions to the letter. Nothing changed. I still cannot post new blog stories. This is really crippling my business. I had 85,000 hits on my site on the 26th. Yesterday I only had 36,000. The site is entirely reliant on WordPress. If I can’t use wordpress, I can’t do my job. Please help me resolve this issue.

    Can you restore to your backup? (If your site and business is really reliant on WP, I’m REALLY hoping you took a good backup, but … I’m assuming not.)

    How did you turn off the plugins? Try renaming the plugins folder to plugins-old to FORCE them off.

    Can you try the default theme? Your theme may be causing issues.

    I tried both of your suggestions. It is definitely not a plug-in or a theme issue. I know I am not the only one with this problem. I do have an older backup, but I would rather get the new WordPress to work.

    Are you getting a specific error?

    And … are you on Earthlink?

    I am hosted on Earthlink. I have no specific error, just a blank screen when I hit add new post, and Quickpress no longer displays. I can edit old stories fine and everything else works like it always did.

    Right, roll back.

    Why? Cause Earthlink are idiots and have done ‘something’ to make 3.0 not work. No one knows what, but it’s how their server is set up and pretty much ONLY Earthlink users are having this issue.

    Also, call Earthlink and ask them what the status is. They have an open ticket on this.

    See these posts:

    I’m on the phone with Earthlink right now. On hold of course.

    Here’s a whole list of people having a PITA with Earthlink –

    no help from them. I’m changing hosts.

    I use Liquidweb. Tell ’em sent you if you pick ’em 😉

    Moderator Andrew Nacin


    Lead Developer

    For Earthlink issues with creating a post, see:

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