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Migrating site troubles (14 posts)

  1. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I was trying to move my WP site via FTP to to the root level but something did go wrong.
    After I moved it back to it's original directory all WP functions seem to be gone and the website appears as a unformatted html site:
    http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/wp2

    As you can tell I am a beginner ... and did not know to export the site as XML.
    I put quite a lot of work into this - Is there a way to save the site?

    Thanks for your help!
    Michael

  2. Marco Milesi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Looks like you have installed wp in /wp2 root, but haven't changed the Homepage URL in WordPress Settings.
    Try to fix it.

  3. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did change it before I moved it initially.
    But Now that I moved the site back and forth I can't login into wp2 admin anymore.

  4. Marco Milesi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/wp2/wp-login.php

    Did you change both the fields?
    WordPress Address (URL)
    WebSite (URL)

  5. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes I did.

  6. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    But if I try and log in through that crooked window it just gives me this error:
    The requested URL /wp-login.php was not found on this server.

  7. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did make a "hard copy" onto my local computer thru ftp of the whole WP2 directory - not WML export I am afraid.

    I just replaced the content of wp2 with this copy, and got the same result.

  8. Marco Milesi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yep, because you are redirected to http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/wp-login.php.

    Now you should enter in the database (phpmyadmin?)
    Then look for the table _Options (in the list on the left), select "Show" (at the top) and change siteurl value.

  9. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry I am a WP beginner and a bit slow ...

    I get to this:
    http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/wp2/wp-login.php
    And when I enter the user and pass I get this:
    http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/wp-login.php
    Not Found
    The requested URL /wp-login.php was not found on this server.

    I did try and enter http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/wp-phpmyadmin?
    or: http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/wp2-phpmyadmin?
    I also get the same error.

    http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/phpmyadmin?
    Does get me to the server control panel only, not to anything WP related

    Sorry to be such a pain.

  10. Marco Milesi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://vpod-bildungspolitik.ch/phpmyadmin?
    Does get me to the server control panel only, not to anything WP related

    If that's the database of your website, enter your database username and pass and you will find everything.
    In the left sidebar you have to click on the desired table (it should be something like my_@@@@)

    Sorry to be such a pain.

    I want to help you to finally solve your problem xD

  11. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh it is not you it's me - I appreciate your efforts a lot!
    I think my panel looks a bit different.

    There are a ton of entries from the old site and the new wp
    Not finding the url value ...

  12. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ahh this control panel somehow look different, but I found url value.
    they are all wp2
    ?

  13. michaelwie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK sorry for the confusion.
    You were right, and I was able to fix it.
    Thanks!

  14. Marco Milesi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Great Work!

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