Early November database error

By November 4, 2014 News, Web News No Comments

As wonderful as WordPress is, it’s nice to be reminded that it requires some attention.

Just today I came to the site, hoping to post a quick entry about ourĀ textbook adoptions thus far. Instead our lovely website was replaced with the horrible “error establishing a database connection” error.

Were we hacked? Did my co-author install a plugin and go for a bike ride? No. of course not. We had table corruption – the wp_options table to be precise. The fix was as simple as a phpMyAdmin call to Repair the wp_options table.

A few minutes later, I’ve installed the latest updates, turned off those darn comments (we had over 6000) and now back to grading those assignments.


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