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Upgrading to WordPress 2.7 – What to Do If You Are Getting Error 500

Just spent all day figuring out why I had a Error 500 server problem when upgrading from WordPress 2.6.3 to 2.7.  The site worked fine, but every time I clicked on the administratror panel link, I would receive a "Error 500" message.  After hours of trying different things, including reinstalling WordPress 2.7, I stumbled upon this post:

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/184992?replies=6

The solution was to create a php.ini file that increased the php access size to 20 Mbytes.  This seems to be related to 1 and 1 hosting (I didn’t have this problem when upgrading the WordPress site hosted on Lunarpages). 

Am thrilled it is fixed and thank you very much to Brian Hatano for his insight in the WordPress forum. 

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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