Saturday, June 19, 2010

As I mentioned in the post at my blog Life’s Pages, I just had a tortured three hours when I decided to upgrade to WordPress 3.0. If I had been one of those people that break out when stressed, I would probably need the best acne treatment right about now.

The thing was I actually upgraded three of my other blogs first before upgrading this blog. The three upgrades went smoothly without a hitch, so my confidence level was an all time high. Then when upgrading this blog, I had an installation error and my whole blog disappeared. So if you were trying to access my blog and got a blank page instead, now you know the reason why.  I immediately went to the WordPress forum for help. It seemed I was not alone. There were others in the same boat and everyone it seems was waiting for a solution. Someone suggested that it may have been because of a plugin that was not compatible with the new version and advised that I renamed my plugin directory via ftp. I tried that but was not successful. Naturally I panicked as I don’t know when the “guru” would login and start answering questions. I did more digging and found a suggestion to reinstall the upgrade manually. I did and I was successful! Thank goodness!

So, I would like to share with you what I did to restore my blog.

  1. Download wordpress 3.0
  2. Uncompressed the files
  3. Rename my plugins directory to plugin01
  4. Copy the files to the right directory, overwriting the existing files
  5. Rename my plugin01 to plugins

From this experience, my advise to you will be, make sure you disable your active plugins before upgrading. This is because some plugins are incompatible with the new version and this might cause problem. In my case though, I don’t think its the plugin as I found the files that was causing the error was in wp-includes.

Let me know if you have any questions.

PS: More blogging tutorial from me…

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