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  • ggraff

    (@ggraff)


    Hello,

    I work for a small non-profit and we recently had a group of students design a WordPress-powered site for us.

    They had it up and running on their server, and I recently tried to install it on ours.

    The installation appeared to work, the wp-admin controls are all functioning. I was even able to backup their old database, and import it, changing the blog URL using MyPHPadmin.

    Now I can see all the pages and posts in the administrative control panel, but I get 404 Not Found errors when I attempt to navigate to any of them.

    When I click on a link on the new site (http://communitycyclingcenter.org.previewyoursite.com/) it comes up as http://communitycyclingcenter.org.previewyoursite.com/wp/whatever.

    I imagine the /wp/ is a problem (that’s the directory the old blog was housed in, but I the new one is installed at root), but even when if I pull it out of the URL, it still doesn’t load.

    I not sure where to begin troubleshooting – any pointers would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Gabe

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  • Samuel B

    (@samboll)

    Are the 2 uri’s in admin pointing to the actual blog address?
    admin- Options -> General

    If so, try updating your permalinks.

    ggraff

    (@ggraff)

    Thanks for the thought samboll.

    The two uri’s are pointing to the actual blog address, and updating the permalinks doesn’t help matters.

    Any other thoughts?

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    Does it work if you set the “default” permalink structure?

    ggraff

    (@ggraff)

    Thanks moshu,

    Unfortunately it doesn’t work in any of the permalink settings. As I said in my first post, the links also have an erroneous ‘wp/’ prefix.

    This is the site: http://communitycyclingcenter.org.previewyoursite.com/

    And when you click on the links it tries to send you to
    http://communitycyclingcenter.org.previewyoursite.com/wp/permalink…

    Might that be part of the problem? The wp/ prefix is holdover from the installation on the other server that was installed in a directory called wp.

    Your help is really appreciated.

    best,
    GG

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    I doubt the Db has the right values for the home and site_url (the two URI values in Options)
    Check it if you can: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/

    and if the are correct – try again updating the default permalinks and leave it like that for us to see it!

    Also, make sure no caching plugins, mechanisms are activated!

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