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    Hi, While using wordpress built in upgrade plugin, I got an upgrade failed error in wp-includes folder. In my ignorance I changed the file permissions to 775 for the folder, and as a result, the entire blog feel apart. Now nothing shows up at all, I tried changing permissions to 777 for the folder using my ftp client as well but with no result. I need IMMEDIATE help.
    Thanks in advance.

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  • Rename the plugin folder in FTP to deactivate it

    If that doesnt work try logging in to File Manager in cPanel and changing the permissions. Sometimes FTP doesnt work.

    @wpbum Tried the file manager approach with Cpanel.. no use there.. same output… rather no output.

    The I would go disable all your plugins by renaming the folders in FTP and see what you get.

    Hi, ok work done.. Here is what i figured out. The changes in FTP mode take some time to reflect… about 20 mins(gave me a heart attack). A 755 permission base was more than enough for the upgrade. I use wordpress update plugin to get the job done and it worked like a breeze.
    Thanks for the answers folks.

    Your welcome. Make sure to mark the thread resolved.

    Wonder if you were just seeing a cached page after you updated permissions.

    do not add a modlook tag to get help – next time topic will be simply deleted

    I added modlook tag because a user spammed like 8 threads. A moderator must of deleted the post but didnt remove the tag.

    ok cool – apologies to OP

    My site is WORKING but a strange problem has appeared.
    I was UPGRADING (auto upgrade)to wordpress latest version 3.0.1 when it stalled ( I think)
    On refreshing it gave the following messages:

    Warning: call_user_func_array() []: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘__return_zero’ was given in /home/wizard/public_html/wordpress/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_multisite() in /home/wizard/public_html/wordpress/wp-login.php on line 85

    Now I cannot login to my wp-admin.
    Can anyone suggest what I should do.

    I downloaded wordpress 3.0.1 and installed it.

    Good result – The page loads and I can also login to AND see my dashboard. All the links seem to work properly EXCEPT PLUGINS.

    Bad Result – When I click on Plugins on the dashboard I get this error :

    Not Found

    The requested URL /wordpress/wp-admin/plugins.php was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.

    On checking the files I note that plugins.php is in wp-admin > includes and another one in wp-includes

    Any suggestions what I should do? Incidentally, I had only ONE plugin active ( adsense-delux.php)
    SAME result when I rename wp-content/plugins folder

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