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Trouble with permalinks & database backup/import (4 posts)

  1. iSellStuff
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I am having a problem with my wordpress permalinks settings, after backing up a wordpress site i made with over 300 categories in it. And importing it into another wordpres site. Its not working correctly.

    Yes, I make sure that before backing up, that permalinks are off. I figured that might have been why. But no luck.

    When i import the sql file i have backed up from the completed site inside phpmyadmin. Everything is a success. But, when i go to the site and click on a category, it takes me to a "page not found" page.

    So i go into wp-admin and change the settings of permalinks to default. Go back and it works fine, but as default ugly permalinks only. For example " sitename.com/?cat=163 "

    None of the other settings for diferrent permalinks work. if you choose something other than default. It always reverts back to " /%Postname%/ "

    Which writes the permalinks url as " sitename.com/category/real-estate/real-estate-for-rent/ ' for example when clicking on a category link. Which are great, but they do not work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance

  2. buddha trance
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Could it be the new .htaccess file? See if this about fixing permalink problems can help you.

  3. iSellStuff
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thx 4 your thoughts

    Mod rewrite is definately working, i have other wordpress sites on same hosting and they work fine.

    It is only when i backup the database of the site i want to use on other multiple sites.

    Its like when i backup the site that has all the categories already setup. It saves into the database files, that only /%postname%/ can be the only user choice. Then when i add it to the new sites database, it will only let that permalink option work.

    what should be in my htaccess file anyway?

  4. iSellStuff
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thx for help so far, but no luck resolving this as of yet..

    I am getting so frustrated trying to figure this out..

    Can you tell me which part of the db needs to backed up, so it just grabs the categories. No posts or other info..?

    basicially so i can just plug the categories into any wordpress install.

    Maybe i can do it this way..?

    thx again in advance for any help..

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