Hello. I'm new to Drupal. I have created a site in localhost using Drupal 7.0 with fairly standard modules (e.g. Token, Pathauto, Redirect, CKEditor, CKEdit Link and CTools, so far).
Since I'm getting close to the point at which I want to deploy the (initial, test) site via my ISP, I decided to install Drupal 7.7. I set the site into maintenance mode and took the necessary steps to upgrade (including backing up the site files and database so no doubt I can restore back to Drupal 7.0).
Drupal restarts OK but of course is in maintenance mode. However, I cannot get admin access. If I append /admin to the URL, I get error 404. I get the same error trying to use EasyPHP and phpmyadmin - backend access. /?q=admin works no better either. A somewhat superficial look at the database shows that admin and other users are still in the Drupal users table.
I'm aware of the support thread http://drupal.org/node/6696#comment-198054 which I have to say confuses me. I have tried to follow the advice to update index.php, which now reads:
require_once DRUPAL_ROOT . '/includes/bootstrap.inc';
$GLOBALS['tempUser'] = $user;
This does not appear to resolve the issue.
Please can someone suggest a way forward? I can of course restore to 7.0, but without some clue as to what I've done wrong, I'm likely to repeat the same error as I upgrade to 7.7 again. Is it for example possible to use phpmyadmin and SQL commands to set Drupal out of maintenance mode?
Thanks to anyone with helpful suggestions!