11 replies
I updated my wordpress when I went into my admin panel today. Now I can't find how to get to my plugins...........I HATE change!!

Help!
#wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author ProvenViral
    lol yeah don't update to the new wordpress it sucks
    Signature
    "Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle". - Abraham Lincoln
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200069].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    There are a whole bunch of threads discussing this issue. Just search for "WordPress 3.2" and you'll find plenty of info.

    In short, to get to your plugins, go to

    yoursite.com/wp-admin/plugins.php
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200075].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author WPCHARLIE
    Are you seeing a blank screen, or do you at least see the icons on the left side.
    If you see the icons on the left side, just click the right arrow icon on the bottom left. That will expand the menu.

    If you see a blank screen, then you probably have a plugin that was NOT compatible with WP 3.2 causing some issues. You can FTP to your site to the wp-content/plugins directory. Rename the 'plugins' folder to 'plugins-old', and then try logging in again. If that works, then you can go back and change the plugins folder back to its original name. This has worked for some folks.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200097].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BenFromSoMo
    This kind of reminds me of the reaction at Facebook every time they change the layout. Relax. You'll get used to it.
    Signature

    If you do any kind of blogging and want to try the next big thing, PM me.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200112].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author SoEasyMoney
    Crap...I'm seeing NOTHING..........I just wanted to see my stats using Statpress....I WON'T be updating any more of my sites I can tell you that!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200115].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sandrax
    As long as your screen is not going blue and saying fatal system error, changes are not too bad
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200126].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author tsgeric
      I usually refrain from jumping to the very latest versions because I just assume there will be some issues that still need working out, even if it's just my plugins catching up. So I do try to keep moving forward, just not to the very latest version.

      Of course, in our WP admin panel, the only choice it gives you is to update to the latest version.

      If I recall correctly, this is how I've done it in the past. Say I'm on WP 3.1, and WP 3.2 is the newest one. I figure it's safe to jump to 3.1.5 (this is just an example, I'm not sure exactly what version I'm using at the moment). I use Hostgator, and through my cpanel I have access to Fantastico scripts. Through this interface, if I follow the process to install WP, even though the default is to install the latest version, you can also choose to install slightly-older versions as well. so, I'll pick the second-to-latest one or something similar.
      Signature

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200215].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Zulfus
        Originally Posted by tsgeric View Post

        I usually refrain from jumping to the very latest versions because I just assume there will be some issues that still need working out, even if it's just my plugins catching up. So I do try to keep moving forward, just not to the very latest version.

        Of course, in our WP admin panel, the only choice it gives you is to update to the latest version.

        If I recall correctly, this is how I've done it in the past. Say I'm on WP 3.1, and WP 3.2 is the newest one. I figure it's safe to jump to 3.1.5 (this is just an example, I'm not sure exactly what version I'm using at the moment). I use Hostgator, and through my cpanel I have access to Fantastico scripts. Through this interface, if I follow the process to install WP, even though the default is to install the latest version, you can also choose to install slightly-older versions as well. so, I'll pick the second-to-latest one or something similar.
        Beware installing older versions/not updating may expose you to security vulnerabilities.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200298].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author jt808
      Originally Posted by sandrax View Post

      As long as your screen is not going blue and saying fatal system error, changes are not too bad
      Thats just too funny!

      I hope you get your plugin situation fixed!

      Cheers!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4203730].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BubbaJay
    Remember updating to the latest version of WP keeps it more secure. Also keep your plugins updated. And for goodness sakes, do the suggested backup before you upgrade, or better yet, install a plugin that does backups daily for you (if you can find your plugins )
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200802].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by Zulfus View Post

      Beware installing older versions/not updating may expose you to security vulnerabilities.
      Originally Posted by BubbaJay View Post

      Remember updating to the latest version of WP keeps it more secure. Also keep your plugins updated. And for goodness sakes, do the suggested backup before you upgrade
      YES! The backup is a must that people tend to skip... and then come here to complain

      On the other hand, the two statements regarding the safety are NOT necessarily true! Let me make it clear: when it is a minor upgrade X.x.x which has a patch/fix for a security issue - upgrade immediately.

      However, almost every major upgrade introduced some glitch/vulnerability during the WP's history (and I am using it since version 0.7 - so I know what I am talking here!). Look back and you'll see that very soon after a major version is out, a quick X.X.1 version would follow with the fixes.

      THAT is the time to upgrade...

      Oh, and do learn how to do a freakin' manual backup of your database!
      Signature

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[4200973].message }}

Trending Topics