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[resolved] What did I do to my site when I upgraded? (3 posts)

  1. JennBurger
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay so I was, and may still be, using wordpress 3.5 on a client's site. They were getting annoyed by the upgrade now message on the dashboard and asked me to upgrade it for them. I had never upgraded before and just downloaded the new version and copied it over the old one. Now on the server I can delete and change anything I want (css files, html pages, header images, etc.) but it doesn't do anything to the actual site. WordPress itself still operates. I can add pages, upload images, create users etc. and would not have a problem if I didn't have an html home page that while on the server comes up with a 404 error. I also would like to add a couple plugins but since it is done on a server level it won't show up. I have been trying to fix this for over a month now and am really frustrated at this point. I have deleted everything from the database, that only removed the wordpress info, but the problem persisted. What else can I do? Any help is greatly appreciated.
    http://www.honeymoonblooms.com

  2. Jess
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you back up your database and wp-content files BEFORE you "copied over the old one?"

    Because it sounds like you need to maybe start over.

    Updating_WordPress

    And for any files that aren't part of WordPress, this forum isn't going to be able to offer you support. But you may want to look at Creating_a_Static_Front_Page.

  3. JennBurger
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't know how I did it or still what I did, but I figured it out. When I backed it up in another area on the server it just started running it from there. So when I changed the actual server data and everything it wasn't changing anything because it was running from the backup files. PHEW! I mean it's disappointing that I have spent a month trying to fix this and have a few gray hairs because of it, and I'm still not sure how I did it, but at least now I know how to fix it. Thank you so much Jess for your response.

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