Updated 2.5 to 2.5.1 and everything disappeared (6 posts)

  1. Scarabus
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I followed the instructions in the 2-minute update. When I visited the site, the home page was totally blank. Yeah, I know. Probably a broken link. I'll start trying to run it down, but I won't feel insulted if some of you smart folks can point me in the right direction.


  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wayne, when asking for assistance please give us the URL.

  3. tfbpa
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had problems upgrading as well, all of a sudden I got a message that my database needed to be updated, clicked the link and the all info from the database was gone.

    Not sure if it is related to, but you may check to see if the posts are still in your database or not.

    Also I would suggest to re-install the backup you have made before upgrading, hoping that you did that...

  4. Scarabus
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Grazie, forum colleagues. This is what it's about.

    km, point taken. I stand reproved, and also instructed. Here's the URL:


    tf, good advice. I've eliminated as many variables as possible. With 2.5, I couldn't use front-end programs like Ecto or MacJournal, but I could manually upload and link to images.

    With 2.5.1, I can do neither. Wait! Correction. Yes, I can upload images, and consequently I can link to them. I just can't get them to show up.

    Thanks, folks!

  5. ttremeth
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Looking at the path of images and pasting that in to the browser comes up blank. Are the images in the location (right click, properties and path) or has permission to that folder changed?

  6. Scarabus
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, Mr./Ms./Dr. t.

    From the very first time I started using WP, with Ecto as a front-end, everything posted correctly to the MySQL database. When the process failed, for no obvious reason (with 2.5), I created a folder within wp–content, uploaded images via FTP, and linked to that URL. A kludge, obviously, but it worked.

    When I updated to 2.5.1, though, almost everything failed. Yes, I could created a text message within WP, and that showed up. Yes, I could upload images to the Gallery using the WP utility, and they were listed there. But they didn't show up.

    I have everything archived, so I'm ready to start from scratch. I'll try 86ing the whole blog and database and trying again. But I'm nerdish enough to hate the idea of giving up without understanding the problem.

    Anyhow, thanks much. I'll post a follow-up after my attempt as a draconian solution.

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