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Help! Upgraded to Wordpress 3.0 Without Deactivating Plugins and Backup!

While updating my website today, I saw this one-liner announcement with a link to upgrade to Wordpress latest version 3.0.

Happily I clicked on the link, activated the automatic upgrade option and successfully installed the new Wordpress 3.0.

"Sucessfully installed" was what the automatic software installer flashed on the screen.

HOWEVER, my heart sank when I refreshed my website and found it reduced to just one line of message on the screen "Fatal error: .../wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 289".

I tried to backspace my admin control panel, but it also flashed "Fatal error: .../wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 289".

Maybe it was the Google Chrome browser problem. Let's try Firefox.  Same thing "Fatal error: .../wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 289".

I knew I had to do two things before upgrading Wordpress, but bravely didn't.  Backup and deactivate all plugins.

So this is it. Is it going to be another sleepless night of frantically gett…