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Moved WP and broke something.... (8 posts)

  1. jillmcintire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I moved a WP site from a temporary directory to the main directory. This is what I did:

    Called hosting company for recommendations. Based on their instructions, I:

    1. In the Settings - General area of the Dashboard, changed the Home and Site URL from the temporary url to the permanent one.

    2. Copied contents of WP directory to the HTML directory

    I even called multiple times and talked to different people to get a consensus. But it still broke. The website home page comes up. Some of the menu links point back to the temporary location (where the site still exists). Some links work, some don't.

    I can log into the Dashboard, sorta...it's very slow. I can see the Dashboard home page with the counts for pages, posts etc. But I can't access posts, or pages. It immediately locks up.

    How bad did I break it? How do I fix it?

    Here's the website: http://www.westgatechristianchurch.net

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have any other files in the root that are not wordpress files?

  3. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Deactivate all plugins and revert to Twenty Eleven theme and see if the problems persist.

  4. jillmcintire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Seacoast Web Design - There are a few folders that the host company told me had to be there for managing their dashboard interface, but no files.

    @Krishna - I've got the theme switched to Twenty Eleven, but the plugins page won't load.

    Thanks for your suggestions, I really in the dark on this one.

  5. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your site looks OK now, with all the links working. Check it.

  6. jillmcintire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It took about 20 tries, but I got the plugins page to load and disabled them all.

    You are right. The links are fixed, but the Dashboard is still loading very slowly and the posts and pages links won't open at all. You are on a roll... any more ideas?

  7. jillmcintire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried a WordPress re-install through the Dashboard...no luck.

  8. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can try reinstalling WP through other methods like via FTP, from your hosting control panel, etc. Read the following:
    codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress.

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