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  1. jenscev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have just re-installed a version of wordpress 3.5 on Bluehost. My previous host was GoDaddy where my website is currently active with version 3.4.2.

    I've worked tirelessly to have my website reflect under a temporary domain on Bluehost to ensure it looks good and is working properly, before pointing the name servers over so that the URL reflects the proper domain.

    The domain is registered with GoDaddy. The hosting WAS GoDaddy and is now Bluehost.

    Everything (finally) looks great at the temporary URL being hosted by Bluehost. I should be ready to point the name servers and officially make the switch... howevevvver, before I do. I need to be able to login!

    My confusion is that, the login box does not shake and say "wrong password", but begins to look like it's successfuly loading... and then just brings up the regular Login page again.

    I've exhasuted many options like resetting the password, ensuring wp-options like siteurl and home are correct, I've tried to comment -out areas in the wp_login file... made sure it's the most recent version etc....

    I'm really out of luck and appreciate your help.

    Here are the details:

    PHP Version 5.2.17

    System Linux box868.bluehost.com 2.6.32-20120131.55.1.bh6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 31 15:43:27 EST 2012 x86_64

    Build Date Oct 29 2012 18:48:46

    Server API CGI/FastCGI

    My SQL Client API version 5.5.28

    SERVER_SIGNATURE <address>Apache Server at 69.195.124.68 Port 80</address>

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try:
    - switching to the Twenty Twelve theme by renaming your current theme's folder inside wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin.

    - re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

  3. jenscev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have done number 1.

    I have done number 2 using this method:
    Via FTP or your host's file manager, navigate to the wp-contents folder (directory)
    Via FTP or your host's file manager, rename the folder "plugins" to "plugins.hold"
    Login to your WordPress administration menus (/wp-admin)
    Via FTP or your host's file manager, rename "plugins.hold" back to "plugins"

    Regarding number 3, I've done that also was set back as the newer default install files were seeminly not compatible with my new wp-content folder (I'm guessing) so the visual website broke.

    Does this help you figure out another solution?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What happens if you do a completely fresh re-install and do not restore any previous content or install any other theme or plugins?

  5. jenscev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just did number 2 again trying the way through PHPMyAdmin and changing active_plugins to a:0:{}

    No luck either.

    I've since reverted back.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What happens if you do a completely fresh re-install and do not restore any previous content or install any other theme or plugins?

  7. jenscev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    (to above) Like a brand new installation altogether? I would assume it would work but frankly I'm afraid to do that at this point. I estimate 20 hours have got into having it look like this (reflect properly).

    A website that I can log into, but that is 2011 theme with none of my content, is of no use to me? What is the direction you are trying to advise...?

    I'f you're curious my theme is Modernize by Good layers.

    Thank-you

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Like a brand new installation altogether?

    Yes. A basic sub-directory install shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

  9. jenscev
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ... and if I can login fine there.. how does this help my original problem?
    I'm honestly curious, not trying to sound condescending.

    Thanks

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It rules out a server issue and lends weight to this being a database/content problem.

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