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Importing From Data Base (12 posts)

  1. David Knight
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It seems like I'm going to have to start from scratch. My issues are just too deep. So, my question at this point is, I have backed up my site using the WP data base. I plan to uninstall the current instant of WP and install a new instant of it.

    Once that's done, I'd like to import the files/website that were saved in the data base into the new fresh WP. The question is, when I saved the old WP site with the problems to the data base, did I save/back up the problems as well only to have them carry over onto the new install of WP?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's impossible to say without either knowing more about your original problem(s). You could try simply re-using the old database along with re-uploaded, fresh, WP files & folders and see what happens.

  3. David Knight
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, it seems like any or most urls/links that I put on a page are being automatically changed out and are linking to a page not found message on my current site that was created using Drupal.

    No one seems to know why this is happening. If I copy a WP permalink into my html string, save the page, click page view, click on the link, it goes outside of WP and to the page not found error message.

    It's so bad now that you can't even access most if not anything on the WP site. Maybe Drupal is mad because WP is going to replace it LOL!!!!

    http://www.musictalksedu.net

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I might be covering old ground here but have you checked all of your .htaccess files in case Drupal has added a re-write that's causing the problem?

  5. David Knight
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You know that's all new area to me. I know about the files and were the drupal and word press .htaccess files are located but I don't know how to check. I think that just might be the problem. It seems to be a redirect to me. Because the new urls that are coming up seem longer and more drupal "type."

    If that makes sense....

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Where is the WP site? All I could find was the Drupal blog.

  7. David Knight
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You've got some permalink issues. I can see links in the nav menu like http://www.musictalksedu.net/mteccategory/music-talks and I'm pretty sure that should be http://www.musictalksedu.net/mtec/category/music-talks

    Otherwise the links look correct and are pretty much what I'd expect in WP. The 404 page is Drupal's - not WP's - which makes me think that Drupal is intercepting the requests that were meant for WP and then throwing a 404. You definitely need to have a look at .htaccess files - especially the one in the root musictalksedu.net folder. Or otherwise configure Drupal to stop handling all incoming requests.

  9. David Knight
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You know, I think you've shed more light on this then anyone at this point. Do you think uninstalling Drupal would solve the problem? Because that's what the plan is!!!

  10. ben.blodgett
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Make sure your permalink structure for wordpress includes the folder it lives in

    ie ... /mtec/%postname%

    Make sure that your homepage and blog page in wordpress is set to http://www.musictalksedu.net/mtec

    Ive used drupal and wordpress on the same domain before, there shouldnt be htaccess issues - in your case drupals htaccess should be in the root and wordpresses in the folder mtec - they wont conflict

  11. David Knight
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Interesting, both drupals .htaccess file is in the root and WP's is in the mtec folder. How do I go about making sure that my WP home page and WP blog home page are set to http://www.musictalksedu.net/mtec?

    I'm not sure how to make sure that my permalink structure for wordpress includes the folder it lives in......

    I guess I'm just lost on multiple levels here. But, I understand enough were I think what many of you are saying seems to be the right path.

    I guess I'm back to my first questions. I don't want to use Drupal any longer so if I uninstall it do you think it would resolve this issue? If so, that might be my best route until I get better educated on files and folders on the server!

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Personally I'd just rename Drupal's .htaccess file for the time being and see if that helps.

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