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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    did you do incremental upgrade as suggested in the codex you referenced?

    Ahh crap! I didn’t even see that. I just followed steps 1-14.

    OK, so I have a backup of the database and a copy of the files on the site. Should I restore those then go back and upgrade incrementally from there?

    -Jeff

    ps: thanks for pointing that out!

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    follow the codex guide and start again.

    Ok, so I reverted to my backups and everything was working just fine on 2.6 again. So I tried the incremental upgrade strategy and moved up to 2.7. I immediately experienced the exact same problem. On the main page (blog) the content is there. But once I click through to the individual post I get a 404.

    Any ideas?

    -Jeff

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    did you deactivate ALL plugins as recommended (Step 4) in the codex you referenced prior to updating?

    Yup, I did. Any now I’ve gone into the .htaccess to make sure it has the right settings. It was 644 but now it’s 666. Made sure it has:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    But now, about half of the pages in the admin area aren’t accessible. I can access/edit pages and posts, but I can’t go to the categories page, the tags page, the plugins page, and I imagine a bunch more (but I’m not sure).

    I’m getting nervous!
    -Jeff

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    are you using permalinks?

    if you are, Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting and renaming your WordPress .htaccess file. If that works, then try reading Using_Permalinks before setting a custom permalink structure again.
    Documentation: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

    What do yo mean by ‘renaming your WP .htaccess file’. You’ll have to excuse me, I just learnt about this file yesterday.

    -Jeff

    I’ve played with the permalinks as much as I can. I’ve gone back to defaults, no luck. So I changed the structures a few different ways. Still no luck.

    I’ve tried changing the slug right from inside the post. I’ve created new posts. None of this has helped so far.

    Any other suggestions?
    -Jeff

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    -try contacting the hosting provider if they have any problem at their end, or they made any changes to your account, or if there are any limitations/restrictions, etc. Also check with them if you need to upgrade the hosting account in order to install and run 3.1.1

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