Word Press Problems

OK, so no software package is perfect. Hell, I’m a programmer. I know how it works.

But then you get the weird shit. Every time there’s a Word Press Upgrade Announcement, Word Press resets the file and folder permissions, and stops delivering any page, except the top page. After you’ve run the upgrade, you have to manually reset the permissions to get things working again. This is not right!

Then I add the WP Stats package, and it works fine. For five minutes. Then it starts telling me that the WP-Cache directory doesn’t exists. Well, I know it exists, because I can see it.

So I have a brainstorm, and change the permissions on the folder containing WP-Cache, and now NONE of the plug-ins work. I change the folder permissions back, and everything works perfectly for about two minutes, and then WP-Stats stops working, and reports the same problem.

There’s something not right here. And it’s something simple. It always is when weird stuff like this starts happening. But first I have to find it…


Wayne Borean

Thursday January 6, 2011


4 thoughts on “Word Press Problems

  1. http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress

    “Step 1: Replace WordPress files
    Get the latest WordPress zip (or tar.gz) file.
    Unpack the zip file that you downloaded.
    Delete the old wp-includes and wp-admin directories on your web host (through your FTP or shell access).
    Using FTP or your shell access, upload the new wp-includes and wp-admin directories to your web host, overwriting old files.
    Upload the individual files from the new wp-content folder to your existing wp-content folder, overwriting existing files. Do NOT delete your existing wp-content folder. Do NOT delete any files or folders in your existing wp-content directory (except for the one being overwritten by new files).
    Upload all new loose files from the root directory of the new version to your existing wordpress root directory.
    NOTE – you should replace all the old WordPress files with the new ones in the wp-includes and wp-admin directories and sub-directories, and in the root directory (such as index.php, wp-login.php and so on). Don’t worry – your wp-config.php will be safe.

    Be careful when you come to copying the wp-content directory. You should make sure that you only copy the files from inside this directory, rather than replacing your entire wp-content directory. This is where your themes and plugins live, so you will want to keep them. If you have customized the default or classic themes without renaming them, make sure not to overwrite those files, otherwise you will lose your changes. (Though you might want to compare them for new features or fixes..)

    Lastly you should take a look at the wp-config-sample.php file, to see if any new settings have been introduced that you might want to add to your own wp-config.php.”

    Does any of this help? πŸ˜›

  2. OK, got some more interesting error reports:

    Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLPROTO_FILE cannot be activated when in safe_mode or an open_basedir is set in /home/mhadmin/domains/madhatter.ca/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/classes/util/WPSDUtils.php on line 502

    Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLPROTO_FILE cannot be activated when in safe_mode or an open_basedir is set in /home/mhadmin/domains/madhatter.ca/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/classes/util/WPSDUtils.php on line 502

    Warning: curl_setopt() [function.curl-setopt]: CURLPROTO_FILE cannot be activated when in safe_mode or an open_basedir is set in /home/mhadmin/domains/madhatter.ca/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-stats-dashboard/classes/util/metrics/WPSDWordPress.php on line 144

    Anyone have any ideas?


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