WordPress.org

Support

Support » How-To and Troubleshooting » [Resolved] Screwed up install, how to make a clean install

[Resolved] Screwed up install, how to make a clean install

  • Hi everyone, this is my first time here and i’m in quite a bit of a predicament.

    One of my blogs has 400+ posts and quite some traffic, I’ve screwed up that install by messing about with stuff I shouldn’t, the site is still running and sort of usable so my traffic isn’t dropping very badly.

    I want to be able to make a fresh install of wordpress, transfer every content i have on the ‘bad’ blog to the ‘new’ blog and then erase the ‘bad’ and put the ‘new’ in it’s place

    I know how to do everything except the ‘swap’ part.
    If i do the ‘new’ blog, it has to be on a different folder than the ‘bad’ blog.
    After deleting the ‘bad’ blog how can i transfer the ‘new’ blog to the place that the ‘bad’ blog was occupying (I’m only asking because it doesn’t seem to me that just copy/pasting the files from the ‘new’ blog folder into the ‘old’ blog folder will do the trick, if it did it would be awesome though)?

    Thanks in advance

Viewing 2 replies - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • keesiemeijer
    moderator

    @keesiemeijer

    I’ve screwed up that install by messing about with stuff I shouldn’t

    What did you do exactly? Maybe a manual upgrade is all you have to do (if your database is still ok).

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended

    I’ve updated stuff without testing (i feel the boxes that tell to update stuff just mess with my ocd or something) them on my development version as all stuff i tested (dozens of plugins) never had a problem before on the development version the chance of having problems now was pretty small i thought, well, my mistake.

    I knew the databases were fine (not perfect maybe but fine) as all comments and posts were there no problem, some attachments were broken but i just re-attached, it was slow as hell, the layout and plugins were a bit buggy.

    I’ve solved this by backing up the databases and upload folder, deleting the entire wordpress folder, installing wordpress again and every plugin i wanted, less than 1 hour of downtime, after all it was worth it, it’s running fast, smooth and error free, even faster and smoother than the older version before the errors appeared.

Viewing 2 replies - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • The topic ‘[Resolved] Screwed up install, how to make a clean install’ is closed to new replies.