How to safely downgrade6 users found helpful
I am a noob
Rolling back the update manually requires a number of 'expert' level things:
- a backup of the database you want to restore to
- use of phpMyAdmin to revert to the database backup
- editing config/site.php
(you don't need to delete anything in updates, and you should never do so until the restore has worked)
Before doing that, or if you don't have a suitable backup, or if you don't have the expertise to do that, you may be able to get to the dashboard directly by entering the path:
Once in the dashboard, make a backup (just in case you make things worse, but this is probably not a backup you will want in the long term), change the theme back to the default and uninstall any addons that are not marked as 5.5.1 compatible in the marketplace.
If you have a backup from before the upgrade, you could also restore to it from the dashboard (easier than doing it manually), but you will still need to edit config/site.pho manually.
This is the error message I get when I even try to access my default page:
mysql error: [1054: Unknown column 'Pages.cIsActive' in 'field list'] in EXECUTE("select Pages.cID, Pages.pkgID, Pages.cPointerID, Pages.cPointerExternalLink, Pages.cIsActive, Pages.cIsSystemPage, Pages.cPointerExternalLinkNewWindow, Pages.cFilename, Collections.cDateAdded, Pages.cDisplayOrder, Collections.cDateModified, cInheritPermissionsFromCID, cInheritPermissionsFrom, cOverrideTemplatePermissions, cPendingAction, cPendingActionUID, cPendingActionTargetCID, cPendingActionDatetime, cCheckedOutUID, cIsTemplate, uID, cPath, Pages.ctID, ctHandle, ctIcon, ptID, cParentID, cChildren, ctName, cCacheFullPageContent, cCacheFullPageContentOverrideLifetime, cCacheFullPageContentLifetimeCustom from Pages inner join Collections on Pages.cID = Collections.cID left join PageTypes on (PageTypes.ctID = Pages.ctID) left join PagePaths on (Pages.cID = PagePaths.cID and PagePaths.ppIsCanonical = 1) where Pages.cID = 1")
but it does have the following code section before <?php print $innerContent; ?>:
<?php $this->inc('elements/pagemeta.php'); ?>
<div id="content" class="col_12">
where the default theme only has:
<div id="central" class="no-sidebar">
would you suggest I delete this portion of slate's view.php?
Also I've confirmed that WPImporter works with v5.5.1, but not with v5.5.2. Any suggestions for patching the code would be appreciated as well. Thanks!
That has the same error. Hopefully that will help ya!
Also, before people start saying so, yes, as I tried to hint above, I understand many hosting companies do not provide such a feature, and so obviously those would be excluded from using this method with.