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  • Resolved JennBurger


    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.

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  • 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.


    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.

    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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