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    I had 🙁 a wordpress blog post maintained at
    Unfortunately when upgrading, without taking a back up, i did so and i have the error that you see.
    I now have the csv file, the sql file and the database file.

    I want this to be restored.
    I am willing to pay if necessary.
    The solution provider needs to first demonstrate the recovery in the third party location and then after payment can do so at the said location.


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  • Those kind of errors are usually the result of a missing curly brace inside the file.

    Here’s my advice, and it won’t cost you a cent (I’ve done nearly 100 WP upgrades in the last 6-8 months, all without a hitch).

    Delete the following folders:

    Delete all the *.php files in the WP root EXCEPT:

    Reupload fresh files and re-run the upgrade script (at

    Should be fine then. If not, contact me offlist and I can try to help you. Your *.sql file IS your database file, BTW.

    Looks like you’re back up and running! 😉

    what happens if i deleted the .htaccess file? i dont think i even see that file in the root, i must have deleted it by accident. is there some way to recover it

    Most FTP clients hide that by default. You usually have to view it using a filter (like “-la” for WS FTP) to see files with the dot first like .htaccess. So you likely did not delete it. What FTP client do you use?

    thanks i got this sorted sometime back 🙂

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