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Moved it and it's not working (9 posts)

  1. klief
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have created a wordpress site at http://www.myurl.com/blog. Downloaded all the files to my hard drive and uploaded them to the root directory. (somewhere in between I decided to delete everything off the server.. I don't know why... I had a brain cramp.)

    I went through all 15 steps at http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    I double and triple checked my permalinks. I've even changed them and I don't get any sort of error from WP indicating it can't write or access my wp.config file or the .htaccess file. (I'm not sure what server I'm on so I checked for both) Using Cyberduck I have clicked "show hidden files" and still cannot seem to find the wp.config or .htaccess files, respectively.

    When I type in myurl.com/card-access (one of the pages in my site) iI get a generic 404 error message.

    For the life of me I can't seem to figure out what is wrong here. Any help is greatly appreciated. I told the client I would have this live for him yesterday.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Move everything back to /blog and see Giving WordPress Its Own Directory..

  3. klief
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi esmi,

    Thank you for your response.

    The link you sent refers to the .htaccess file and I can't find it on the server. I have checked "Show hidden files" and it's still not showing up. I've gone into permalinks and changed them. WP doesn't give me an error so I an only assume that it has access to the file and is writing to it.

    I don't know if it matters or not, however, the version of WP I'm working in is older. They have plugins that are deprecated so I can't update the WP version without breaking those plugins.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't find it on the server

    Check that your ftp software is configured to show all files. .htaccess files are often hidden by default. Or ask your hosts for assistance.

  5. klief
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes I have the FTP software configured to show hidden files and it's still not there. This is one part that baffles me. I've also read that some servers don't require a .htaccess file but if you're using permalinks it might have a .config file. Neither of them seem to be present.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using a Windows server?

  7. klief
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To be honest, I can't be sure. I know it's a yahoo business host. I only have FTP access not hosting account access.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You need to check this with your hosts.

  9. klief
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Esme,

    Thank you for all your efforts in trying to help me with my problem. I discovered the problem and thought I would share it here incase others have the same problem.

    My client is being hosted by Yahoo Small Business. Yahoo Small Business does not allow .htaccess files on the server. That's why I could never find the file.

    There is a work around at this link:
    http://www.craniumstorm.com/moving-wordpress-and-yahoo-small-business-hosting/

    I'm in the process of implementing the work around now. (The messy custom permalink version). I will let you know how it goes.

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