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    I upgraded to 2.3 today and now I get this error in the header:

    WordPress database error: [Table '***_wrdp.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
    SELECT * FROM wp_categories

    How can I resolve this issue?

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  • wp_categories is not longer a table in WordPress 2.3. Please review this thread:

    Thanks for your response, I did look through that thread but my lack of knowledge doesn’t point anything out that could be helpful.

    What do I need to remove from my tag or change to get rid of that error? What is the new name of the table?

    I am a total newb when it comes to the internals of the tags in the themes.

    Appreciate any and all help.

    Actually I was able to resolve the issue by:

    1. Upgrading properly, i.e. deleting all files and uploading the version 2.3 ones (I had not done this earlier, I had left all files on the server and added the new ones, this lead to problems).

    2. Adding the new tags to my theme to make it compatible with version 2.3.


    I have mentioned in another thread that I had four successful upgrades on two domains but problems with two upgrades on a third domain. In all cases I deactivated the plugins and the I used phpMyAdmin to create the wp_categories table in both the errant upgrades and it solved the problem (and was not picky about field names or specifics).

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