weildish (@weildish)

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  • Luckily my system administrator makes automatic backups of the databases, so he just dropped all of the tables and then restored my database from about a day before. After a lot of research, I found it was basically impossible to restore the affected tables without a backup because not only did it change a lot of stuff I didn’t understand with some of the columns and the index of the posts table, but it changed every single “post_status” entry to “0” instead of what they should be– “publish,” “draft,” and etcetera. Anyway, things were really messed up.

    My advice to anyone who has a similar problem and comes across this post is:

    A.) Look before you leap! Go over your settings many times before installing!

    B.) Backup the databases regularly and especially when installing or upgrading!

    Thank you, crishajer, for your help. I greatly appreciate the time you took. Again, thank heaven for sysadmins with more sense than site administrators! :)

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