persistent login difficulties after upgrade WP
# December 4, 2008 at 11:53 pm
After upgrading from 2.6.2 to 2.6.3 with filezilla latest version,
I was not able to login.
On attempting to correct, something got messed up and
I could not see the site.
I deleted the database from cpanel and restored it from backup.
wp-config gave errors, until I found the previous one and I could see the site online.
However, I was not able to login.
I had to use emergency recovery from village-idiot org to change password and I could login.
When I thought all was okay,
I added a ‘new user’ with administration profile and deleted ‘admin’.
I made a mistake in not transferring all the earlier posts to new user.
When I restored the posts from WP backup of admin, they clustered without category.
Now I see only one page and
all links show 404.
I cannot login.
I have gone through
7 pages on the topic of upgrade in WP forum at
Apache version2.2.9 (Unix)
Operating system Linux
Shall I again delete the database and restore?
What is the way I should proceed?
Dr. Ashok Koparday# December 6, 2008 at 7:17 am
I am uploading WP 2.7-RC1.
(I’ll keep in separate directory both the 2.6.2 version WP that was working and the 2.6.3 version WP that started the whole process of quirking.)
I am going to feed the wp-config particulars of the former database that worked.
Rest all would be WP 2.7-RC1
Theme would be Plaintxtblog
If the previous database + the new version WP2.7-RC1 + plaintxtblog, a new theme, works I will celebrate.
If these 3 steps does not get my website site online, then I will delete the data base and create a duplicate database with the same db-name, Auth Key, etc.
I will restore from backup of my database.
Thereby, I believe, I shall not loose my contents that are in the database.
The other option would be to have a new database – it amounts to a new install.
Then I login to admin panel and restore files through wp-admin restore.
# This web site features ASK DOCTOR.
Thus I wish to have homepage with contact form. Cool.
# Categorized links of each post can stay in the sidebar.
So navigation and menu becomes important. Unobtrusive, uncluttered, quick and easy to locate required topic.
# The site will be user/mobile/future friendly.
I shall keep an eye to check if someone peeps in and gives a helping hand.
Else, I learn by trial and error. I have basic understanding of xhtml, little of css and lesser of php. So, do not assume too much. However, I know to follow instructions.
Have a fantabulous weekend.
Dr. Ashok Koparday
Chris, it is 290 words 1613 characters, including this sentence.
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