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  • I have the darnest issue with WordPress.

    For some unknown reason, my WordPress installed at doesn’t let me access the Admin Panel, saying that it can’t connect the database and that it needs repair.

    Then I allowed the WordPress to perform that repair by adding the required line on wp-config.php and it said it was fixed.

    But the problem persist! It still complains that the database needs repair and refuses to work.

    I’ve actually checked the damn things and there’s nothing wrong. I’ve deleted almost all plugins, leaving only the ones I’m 100% sure it works and it still refuses to work. I’ve even repaired and optimized all the tables right on phpMyAdmin and still no luck.

    I’m at my wit’s end. How can I fix the damn thing? What could be causing this? What trips that check? And is there an exporter for the posts inserted on my database so I can nuke everything from orbit and start using a new database?

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  • Have you tried repairing the database using Phpmyadmin?
    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Yes, I’ve tried repairing with phpMyAdmin.
    Yes, I’ve tried deleting all the plugins through FTP.
    Yes, I’ve tried disabling all the plugins through phpMyAdmin.
    No, I can’t change themes since the Admin Panel doesn’t work and the theme is the Twenty Eleven with custom CSS so it shouldn’t matter.

    By the way, I’ve downloaded WordPress again and uploaded it to the server, replacing every WordPress file that was there when the problem appeared. It didn’t helped. :/

    the theme is the Twenty Eleven with custom CSS

    Do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme. It is the default WordPress theme and having access to an unedited version of the theme is vital when dealing with a range of site issues. Create a child theme for your changes.

    That’s how I did.

    But it doesn’t matter. Editing the wp_options table to seek for twentyeleven instead didn’t fixed it either.

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