Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

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Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

Post by Yorkermiles » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 pm

A bit frustrated here.
I tried to install an extension that tells you the activity stats within the last 24 hours.
I didn't like it so I deleted it.

One I deleted it, I have not been able to access my ACP and it deleted my profile avatar.

I keep getting
HTTP ERROR 500


I am using the latest version 3.2.8 and running Proflat theme.

How can I recover from this please folks?

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Re: Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

Post by warmweer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:05 pm

Yorkermiles wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 pm
How can I recover from this please folks?
Put the extension files back in place.

The correct to remove an extension : (most probably included in the extension instructions)
a) disable the extension
b) delete the extension data (ACP)
c) remove the extension files

After putting pack the extension files you might have to empty /cache (leave index.htm and .htaccess)
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Re: Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

Post by Yorkermiles » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:13 pm

I tried putting the extension files back and got the same results

How can I purge the cache without signing into ACP?
Thanks for your swift reply.

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Re: Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

Post by warmweer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:22 pm

Yorkermiles wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:13 pm
How can I purge the cache without signing into ACP?
FTP
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Re: Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

Post by Yorkermiles » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:28 pm

In my cache I have two directories other than the htaccess and index.htm

Do I delete these directories?
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Post by eeji » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:35 pm

To clear your cache via FTP, delete the /cache/production directory from your server.
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Re: Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

Post by Yorkermiles » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:39 pm

Sorted and my profile pic came back. :o

I don't know who you folks are but thank you for all your help...that fixed it, you are geniuses :D

Merry Xmas and thanks again.

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Re: Cant Log Into ACP After Installing Extension

Post by warmweer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:40 pm

Yorkermiles wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:28 pm
I am sorry that does not explain anything
I have uploaded the extension zip file again by FTP and then extracted it in the file manager of my server.
I am unable to access ACP still and do not understand how I can purge the cache by FTP.
Can you elaborate, please?
First of all, unzipping on the server can mess up the directory structure. It's best to unzip on you PC and then upload the complete set (keeping directory structure).

Your board has a root directory. In that root directory there is a directory named "cache". You can purge the cache by emptying that /cache directory (but you have to leave the index.htm and the .htaccess).

If you didn't disable the extension before deleting the files, there might errors. In you encounter a blocking error, use Disabling all extensions at once.

Added: strange, I didn't get any notice that there was a new post when I submitted. This also happened 2 or 3 weeks ago.
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