In my various work and ministry endeavors, I have varying degrees of responsibility for several WordPress blogs (in addition to this one), and have thus upgraded several installations from 2.5.1 to 2.6.
Apparently, an issue that is at least relatively common in this particular upgrade experience is that, after upgrading, one is unable to log back in to the admin system. I encountered this issue in one of the upgrades I performed, and then saw it mentioned on Twitter.
In the hopes that anyone else who encounters the issue can resolve it quickly, here are the steps that worked for me:
So, if you run into this issue, try the above steps. Feel free to post comments, if it does or does not work for your installation.
While I’m thinking about WordPress upgrades, I’d like to put in a plug for some great ways to ease your upgrade experience.
First of all, I would be amiss if I did not recommend my current webhost, DreamHost. For as affordable as they are, they are a solid host with lots of freedom and even more disk space. In addition, if you use the promo code JSTEGALLBLOG, you will receive $25 off if you buy a year of hosting. If you host your WordPress blog with DreamHost, there is an easy one-click installation and upgrade process. Also, there are frequent backups in the event that something does go wrong.
If you do not host your blog at DreamHost, there are two plugins that can make your upgrade experience go much more smoothly.
Jonathan Stegall is a web designer and emergent / emerging follower of Jesus currently living in Atlanta, seeking to abide in the creative tension between theology, spirituality, design, and justice.
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