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Upgrade failed, now wp-admin "page not found" error

  • Mercurial Muroid


    I just attempted to upgrade to WordPress 3.4.2 received a “Missing a critical file” failure. The error was
    “Refresh Failed: status:198|file:/home1/website/public_html/wp-includes/version.php”

    I believe the problem was that I recently moved WordPress from my root directory to a /blog sub-directory following the Codex instructions. It seemed successful, but something was not updated and the upgrade tried to work in the wrong place.

    Now I cannot gain access to to my WP dashboard, and most of my blog contents is missing.

    The only solution I can think of is to uninstall and re-install wordpress; would that work? Is their possibly an easier fix?

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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    What you could do is access your site via FTP and re-upload a fresh copy of WordPress. I would upload all the files from the root directory, the wp-admin and wp-includes. You don’t need anything from the wp-content folder.

    Once that’s done, hopefully you will be able to access the wp-admin once again.

    Your blog content should be in the database, so shouldn’t be affected.

    Mercurial Muroid


    Sorry, that didn’t work, everything’s the same.

    Mercurial Muroid


    I’ve been reading every older thread I could find on this subject.

    I tried renaming and then replacing the Themes and Plugins folders, only got a white screen.

    Checked the version.php, the numbers were all correct.

    I was running Better WP Security (which I have had trouble with before), but disabled it along with all other plugins when I upgraded. On whim I just checked .htaccess and removed the entire # BEGIN Better WP Security section, and I have a dashboard!

    I have no idea why that worked or if what I did was a good thing. Should I reactivate it or find a different security program.

    Any ideas?

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