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WP – losing password, no txt widget, stuck on blank page
December 20, 2010
9:30 pm
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I have done everything with the manual in hand, step by step, the site is up on new location, but:

 

1. WP loses the password all the time, the login works only once after retrieving new password

After I am logged in, the cockpit just blinks and dissapears. hitting backspace I get into cockpit again and if Im fast enough I can click “take me to my profile page” to change the password and then the cockpit work as normal. But the password I set doesn't work on login page, so I need to retrieve a new one, and the story repeats over and over again, and again, and over again and…. ūüėČ

2. Text widget is not populated. After I put some text into txt widget and click “save” I am stuck on the blank again. Backspace works fine, but no changes are saved.

YES, I have read the related topic and did a query

SELECT * 

FROM `wp_options` 

WHERE option_name = 'widget_text'

LIMIT 0 , 30

on DB , getting in return

#1046 – No database selected

SELECT * 

FROM `wp_options` 

WHERE option_name = 'widget_text'

LIMIT 0 , 30

Well, I am total geek when it comes to SQL, but in my humble opinion, when I am logged into THIS PARTICULAR database I should get returns from THIS PARTICULAR db, shouldn't I?

And, you have written, that if the record doesn't match the original one, I should reimport that record. As I said, I am geek as hell or maybe even geeker, so please explain to me how do I do this? Is there ANY other option to get txt wdgts working?

 

…and why, for f… sake I am stuck on a blank page??? ūüėČ

 


 

December 20, 2010
9:43 pm
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HI there! Regarding issue 1., we think that might be related to the extra slash that is being added in the “Install url:” field when restoring, so try and edit your wp-config.php file and remove the extra slash from the url's present there, or on the next restore, simply remove that slash from the “Install url:” field.

 

As for second issue, try and replace that query with this:

 

USE mydatabase;

SELECT * 

LIMIT 0 , 30

WHERE option_name = 'widget_text'

FROM `wp_options` 


and replace the mydatabase with your actual database name;

Try also enabling php errors to display in your browser to see if the blank page throws anything related to an error.

 

Regards, Ovidiu


December 20, 2010
10:00 pm
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neeee, it is not an extra slash as I have had this issue before, removed it from config.php ang got int deeper guano (some strange 'cant sent headers” errors everywhere), so what i did i cloned everything once again removing an extra slash during restore process. Now I don't have the extra slash in the address so it cant be it.

 

@2: strange thing: I have solved #1046 (you know what? the db wasn't selected from the list on the left), logged into previous DB and have found the records regarding txt widgets, copied its value (where the content of the txt widgets is stored), pasted it into relating place in the new db, got an error saying

Warning: #1366 Incorrect string value: '\xE2\x80\x93 Kl…' for column 'option_value' at row 1

but now the content of the widgets is being remembered by WP, but ONLY when I type it in, not when I paste it. The blak page still scares me as it did, but I can see txt content on txt widgets on front-end.

December 20, 2010
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web developer tools for firefox says “wpWidgets is not defined” :/ dont know what to think aboout this.

December 20, 2010
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Also, I have checked once again the config.php and it seems like script has just added new password to the file, not removing the previous one. It looks like this:

 

define('DB_PASSWORD', 'new_password');#old_password');

 

the same applies to database name and user.

 

Should it do these things or its a bug?

December 21, 2010
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All the text after the # part is  a comment, so if you like, you can remove that, that is not a bug.

 

If you like, send us a copy after your wordpress backup http://www.xcloner.c…..m/contact/ and we will try to restore it on our local machine to see if we can spot anything useful.

 

Regards, Ovidiu

December 21, 2010
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Good Morning.

 

So being in a no-way-out situation (customer waiting) I have decided to move the site manually and it works now ALMOST fine. The only things that bothers me are being stuck on a blank page after login and losing password.

 

Wait till I prepare the backup using XCloner, I'll send it to you guys, maybe you can help…

But I doubt if I use Xcloner to restore the backup as the site is live now and the customer is bit pissed off with the delay :/

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