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    (@davincim)


    I’m having trouble transferring my blog to a new host.

    I followed the instructions to export (backup) my database. After installing a new instance of WP, I could reach the default page just fine: http://www.familywebwatch.com.

    However, when I imported the content into my new database, I could no longer access my blog. In fact, I couldn’t reach any of the admin pages.

    Any ideas?

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  • What domain was the old content from? If not the same as the new, you’ll need to fix that.

    The database way:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/

    The wp-config.php override way:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#WordPress_address_.28URL.29

    If the domain is the same for both old and new, has the DNS change propogated?

    HandySolo: AWESOME! That got me back, but only partially.

    First, yes, the blog’s URL was originally in /blog, but when I made the move I decided to bring it to the root.

    Okay, so that part of it’s done with, but something’s still amiss. I recreated my htaccess file and set it back to 664 as the WP documentation instructs. That help me get to a post if I clicked on the recent posts widget.

    But if I click on a recent comment, there’s an error. Actually, this sounds related to http://wordpress.org/support/topic/132720?replies=2 which involves another blog I moved to the same host and how its categories are still screwed up.

    I’m happy to carry on that thread over there if you like.

    Again, thanks so much for the help you’ve given me so far. This is a major step forward as I’ve been struggling with this all day. 🙂

    Glad I could help in some small way. 🙂

    The other thread has me thoroughly stumped… but I’ll jump in if I can think of anything useful to contribute.

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