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Uploading Existing Local WordPress to Hosted Domain (6 posts)

  1. thoughtwell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have developed a local WP site on my mac, using MAMP. Now, I'm ready to upload that to my hosted account at Godaddy. So far, I have:
    • Installed WP on the hosted server successfully
    • Taken my wp-content and uploaded to the server, thus replacing the 'native' wp-content directory.
    • I exported my local WP database/'backed it up' and imported that .sql file into the _db_backups folder.

    I can login to the site fine on the back-end from wp-admin. However, if I go to preview the site, I get a blank screen. I used myPHPadmin to go to the wp-options section within the database and changed the urls to point to the hosted directory.

    Support at GoDaddy told me it's a port issue and I'm still showing 105 instances of port 8888. However, I think the tech is referring to the GNUI (I think it's called?) column from generated posts and edits, and somehow I don't know if that's the problem. After all, the Codex says not to manipulate this field.

    Any ideas on what is going on?

  2. thoughtwell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The _db_backups folder/directory is on the external hosted server, just to clarify.

  3. maoski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    try resaving the permalinks - In the Settings → Permalinks panel

    and im assuming you imported the datasbase into godaddy via PhpMyAdmin?

    reference

  4. timDesain
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    and
    switch theme to twentyten.
    check the site.

  5. thoughtwell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    maoski, you are correct—I did use GoDaddy's PhpMyAdmin tool rather than the one through MAMP on my system.

    Likewise, the technician had me change the Permalinks under the general setting from the localhost:8888 to the hosted web url that we were uploading the site to.

    tim, I will try switching the theme to see if this works...

  6. thoughtwell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tim, it looks like you are on to something. I came back this morning and the site is up, but it's under the Twenty Ten theme and I hadn't even adjusted any settings, yet. Apparently, the theme I had been using on the local site I made is no longer working, as WP is saying it's broken, so it's reverting to the default theme.

    I guess I will try uploading the theme to WP to see if I can get it to work again.

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