Apologies if you were trying to read this site this morning and you had problems.
I was doing an upgrade of this site this morning from WordPress 1.5 Gamma (03/02/05) to WordPress 1.5 Strayhorn and I ran into a problem.
This blog is not in the WordPress folder but a folder called tom – hence tomandpilar.net/tom. WordPress is pointed at the tom folder and this doesn’t cause any problems. However, after upgrading I discovered that WordPRess was using the index.php file in the tom folder as opposed to the index.php file in the theme folder – which is what it should use in WordPress 1.5, and what it had been using in 1.5 Gamma.
After a bit of head scratching, re-reading Podz upgrade instructions, and the instructions on how to publish a blog in a different directory, I decided to try uploading the the wp-blog-header.php file from my backup.
I deleted the wp-blog-header.php from the remote site, uploaded the backup I made before I started from my own machine et voila, my blog returned to normal look and functionality once more.
This was a little scarey, though because I didn’t find mention of this potential issue anywhere in the WordPress Support Forums and the instructions for upgrading specifically state to delete the old wp-blog-header.php and replace it with the new one.
I’ll be interested to see if anyone else has this problem.