I just realize that a lot of bloggers are still having issues with their upgrade to WordPress 2.6.1. When I upgraded, I had a problem, the upgrade was partially successful. I made a post about it WordPress 2.6.0 to 2.6.1 another upgrade headache . The effect of that partial success was my inability to edit some of my previous posts. I searched the web and eventually, I a solution.
These are the exact steps I used in resolving the issue:
- I made a back-up of my blog (this is very important, you can never tell, better to be careful than sorry)
- I downloaded WordPress 2.6.1 unto my desktop and extract the files and folders.
- I put the blog into maintenance mode using the maintenance mode plugin.
- I used an FTP software to rename my wp-admin folder to wp-admin0 and wp-includes to wp-includes0.
- I uploaded wp-admin and wp-includes folders from the WordPress 2.6.1 on my desktop to my site using the FTP software.
- I removed the site from maintenance mode.
That was it. Everything on the site started working fine. I was able to edit all my previous posts as I wished , and there were no more error messages or blank post edit pages.
Well, I guess that was half manual upgrade that I did. But it did resolve the problem and I have not had any other issue with WordPress 2.6.1 since then. I believe the failure in my previous upgrade has something to do with the security settings of the server hosting my blog. It is not a bug in WordPress 2.6.1
If you are still having issues with your upgrade, I suggest you try that method. Please, note this suggestion is for those who upgraded to WordPress 2.6.1 and are finding it difficult to edit previous post. Please, read my post WordPress 2.6.0 to 2.6.1 another upgrade headache to understand what I am talking about. This post is not a tutorial on manual upgrade. If that is what you need check How I Upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1 Manually.
If you have a better solution to this problem, please advice in a comment. Thanks for visiting. Cheers.