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WordPress Troubleshooting 101

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Spent a couple days chasing my tail after a WP upgrade (1.5.0 to 1.5.1). First off, it wasn’t WordPress’s fault, it was my own. I stupidly deleted everything and started over, which actually worked the first time. But then I saw that WP’s site had different instructions (I typically read the instructions after flying blind). So I tried their instructions, overwrote my wp-config.php file and used one from backup, but apparently that one had the wrong DB username.

The symptons were: blank pages throughout…even calls to specific files like upgrade.php/install.php would produce blank pages. I tried reverting to 1.5.0 again (took forever to find a working copy buried in a thread on wp’s support forum), then I started getting database connection errors, which led me to the solution: use the right db username in your wp-config.php. (Though oddly I did try using MySQL’s root uid/pwd briefly and that failed too, but maybe I didnt’ do a hard refresh….I dunno). Anyway, it appears to be working now. I’m glad it wasn’t permanent. (Which reminds me that I have to back up my database.)