WordPress Admin Lockout Fix 3.4.1
Disclaimer – I am no WordPress Ninja
The following is what I used to for a Wordpress Admin Lockout Fix. It was part of a problem that I had when I did an automatic upgrade to WordPress 3.4.1 recently while updating my podcasts blog.
The short painful story…
I logged into my site like I have done so many times before as part of my normal day to day process and clicked upgrade due to a notification in the admin interface. As soon as it completed, I got the dreaded…
I got that message with any login or attempts to get to the admin interface. I tried a bunch of things that I thought would work and I was still stuck. So I started doing research and I found an interesting year old post on the WordPress forums (Special thanks to the Wordpress moderator Esmi) that led me to the fix below. One of the things that I did not know is that you can reset your plugins via FTP!
The instructions on how to do so rather easily can be found here.
After many trials and errors of figuring that out and making an attempt to clarify and rectify the situation once and for all, I came up with the following steps to resolve my Wordpress admin lockout fix situation.
I must also restate that the following steps worked for me in my situation they may not help you, they are merely to be used as a fram of reference to remove and get your particular Wordpress admin lockout fix into place
Here are the Wordpress upgrade admin lockout fix steps that worked for me:
- Backup all files and folders on the site. *Always a MUST*
- Backup the Database file as well *Always a MUST for any upgrades or major changes* You cant go back to something you dont have.
- Using the Plugin Reset – (Instructions) I shut down all the plugins
- I went to the wordpress site and downloaded the latest files - http://wordpress.org/download/
- Unzipped the files and deleted the wp-content folder so that I would not have to recreate my custom content and style changes
- Uploaded the other files to my install folder the site overwriting the existing files. I figured if its jacked up i dont needed it.
- Log into the site upgrade admin page
- Click upgrade on the database upgrade request.
- Rename the plugin folder undoing the Wordpress instructions found in step 3
- Refresh the site in your browser
- Begin using the site as normal
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