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  • sickink2


    I have no idea what happened here, as I’ve upgraded my WP install numerous times, so I’ll just list all the things I did and then pray someone knows what’s going on.

    I tried upgrading to WP 2.2.1, using the steps listed in the install guide. Upon trying to upgrade the database, I got this error message:

    Cannot redeclare register_sidebar() …

    (and then some other stuff I neglected to copy).

    A Google search told me my theme (K2) was conflicting with the new widgets feature, and I had to go back and uninstall the theme. So I deleted the new files I had uploaded and restored from a backup I made prior to attempting the upgrade. (I’d copied the entire wordpress folder from my site, which I just replaced, so it should have been the same as before.)

    I then repeated the upgrade procedure and was able to update the database. I go to my site, and all my posts are gone. I still see the posts on the front page, but every single internal link on my site now gives a 404 message. (Not the custom WP 404 message, but the generic one you get at most other sites.)

    You can see for yourself if you go to and try to click on any of the permalinks.

    So, I decided to revert back to WP 2.1.3. I deleted the new files again and restored from the same backup. I then restored my database following the instructions here.

    No luck, the links are still dead. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this? I can’t think of what I might have done wrong, so I have no idea where to begin trying to figure it out.

    edit: Never mind… it all appears to be working now. But I still can’t get the 2.2.1 upgrade to work.

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