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  • Resolved thehungrygannet

    (@thehungrygannet)


    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone can help.

    I was previously using a free WordPress app with my host.

    Yesterday I experienced an upgrade error which I tried to fix and made the situation worse so I decided to reinstall WordPress manually. The install was successful and I imported my old database but the new site does not seem to access any of my old posts.

    When I was using the free application my WordPress files had to be located in a subdirectory whearas now they are installed in the root directory. I wonder if this will be causing the issue as it will affect my urls?

    Any help would be much appreciated

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    The install was successful and I imported my old database

    Was this database from the 3.2 failed upgrade? If not, what version of WordPress does it correspond to?

    thehungrygannet

    (@thehungrygannet)

    Hi Esmi
    It was from before the 3.2 upgrade as I had backed the database up before I started messing about. Is this a problem with incompatibilty?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You can’t run a 3.2 database with 3.1.x files. Can you recall what version your were running before you upgraded to 3.2? The last 3.1 version was 3.1.4 which was only released a couple of days before 3.2

    thehungrygannet

    (@thehungrygannet)

    I previously had WordPress installation as free app from my host. I have since reinstalled the free app (running on 3.1.3) but am still having the same problem with it not accessing the old posts. I’m not 100% sure if this is the same version but I expect so as it was only a day ago.
    I deleted my ht access file before I reinstalled WordPress – not sure if that is a no-no?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Deleting your .htaccess file won’t be the cause of this problem. Can you access the wp-options table in your database, find the option name db_version and tell me the option value? You might need your hosts to help with this.

    thehungrygannet

    (@thehungrygannet)

    Thanks Esmi. The value in there is 18226.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Your database is 3.2, so you need to upload all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress 3.2.

    thehungrygannet

    (@thehungrygannet)

    Thanks esmi – much appreciated!

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