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  • # December 4, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Chris,

    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
    cPanel Version11.23.3-STABLE
    cPanel Build25971
    Apache version2.2.9 (Unix)
    PHP version5.2.5
    MySQL version5.0.51a-community
    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

    Hi Guys/Gals,
    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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