I gone a few rounds loading and reloading my site.
My old cheap host went out of business, and now I'm hosting on a new cheap hosting site. The domain name has been migrated. The old host is gone.
The best result I got last night was to install WP with cPanel 'Site Software' using the same credentials and database name. Then I loaded in a Dreamweaver clone of the files from the old public_html replacing newer. And then I loaded the data using phpMyAdmin into the same named database.
The result of this was the site would load the opening page just like the old site. The theme was in place, the poll worked, photos/graphics were fine and calendar popups would even load. But I'd get a can't find page error 404 on any link off the first page. Log in would allow me to input name & password, and then the screen would go white.
I experimented with different versions of wp-config.php and most of those tries broke the site with the big bold database connection error.
So, here's what I have to try to rebuild.
>Dreamweaver site clone of the last version of the working site.
>phpMyAdmin backup of the WordPress database.
>cPanel full backup
>WordPress Export .xml file
Any advice on how to get this going again would be appreciated. I've read many migration tip pages and I'm not getting the right combination of steps to get everything reinstalled.