Unexpectedly locked out by "Oh dear!" screen
I had bbpress installed and working very nicely – integrated with wordpress and working as a private forum for to allow guests to discuss our upcoming wedding. All was going well, but I’ve suddenly found that I can’t get into the forum or the administrator section because the installation error screen is coming up:
bbPress is already installed.
Perhaps you meant to run the upgrade script instead?
I have had some weird issues recently which my hosting provider may or may not have “fixed” by rolling back to 6th July. So I have 2 questions:
1) Does anyone have any idea what might have caused this? I haven’t touched either the WP or bbpress installations at all. I assume nothing in bbpress would update automatically and break older versions of wordpress (I’m still on v2.9-ish). I realise this is a ludicrously weak bug report but I’m a bit lost right now and I can’t get into bbpress to check what plugins are active, which version I’m on etc…
2) If I do need to just cut my losses, wipe it clean and reinstall, is there a way to backup everyone’s comments and then repopulate the fresh bbpress with them?
Any help most appreciated,
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