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  • I have a WP site and I want to clone it to install locally on my computer. I got about 98% of it working. I downloaded all the WP files. Exported my database, edited the SQL with refrences to my new URL. Just about everything loads ok.

    1. I can’t log it. Says I don’t have the right privileges.
    2. The side bar doesn’t load. All I see is a error: Warning: array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array, boolean given in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\……\wp-includes\widgets.php on line 858
    3. I editied the wp-config file with proper info.

    Ant ideas of what I could look a t to fix this. I think once I can log it it will solve some of the other issues.

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  • Sorry.. I meant cloning.



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    Thanks. That is where I got all the info to move it to begin with. I got most of it working, the URLs and images etc. Just the login is not working.



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    Then something must have gone wrong during the move. You might want to re-check the steps again.

    Well there are two moves going on. I moved the URL. It was pointing to a folder ../new/ and this is on line and working. So I took the files and database, and SQL (updated the URL and links before importing) from this and installed it on my home computer (localhost).

    I compared the source code on my local version and my online version. Its not loading all the plugins and style sheets. Just about all of them but the inline styles.

    /wp-content/plugins/jquery-lightbox-for-native-galleries/colorbox/wp-content/plugins/flickr-gallery/flickr-gallery.css?ver=1.5.2′ type=’text/css’ media=’all’ />
    /wp-content/plugins/flickr-gallery/flightbox/jquery.flightbox.css?ver=1.5.2′ type=’text/css’ media=’all’ /wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-core/js/thickbo

    Still can’t figure what it can be. It might be a htaccess file. Or what about those

    Another thing I found was strange. I downloaded the wp-config on the online version of my site. Wanted to compare them. Both values below were the same. That makes no sense.
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘xxxx’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘xxxx’);

    Ok I almost got it working.

    Used a different database name on local computer.


    and also used ‘root’ as my login in the wp-config file.
    But logged in with the main user and password for full access.

    Now I can’t find why the widgets in the sidebar won’t load.

    Seems the widgets get lost also when you change themes. I temporarily changed the them and changed it back on my online version and the widgets moved over to the inactive sections. I noticed they were there and dragged them back. Wish I could figured how to keep them when I transfer back and forth to my local version.



    I’m having some problems with this, as well. It’s disappointing that Bloke didn’t get more responses to this call for help.

    I will post a more detailed statement of my problems and things I’ve tried to fix it to see if that doesn’t generate more responses.

    Wheatstate, I got it working. I am sure each template works differently. What I was not paying attention to, was the top list of widgets (available widgets) if you drag them there they remove all the settings. Also on the bottom is a set where they stay and keep their settings. I am not 100% sure, but I think there were there I just didn’t know it. Also alot of mine don’t have titles, just say “text” with allot of code in them. I am still curious where this data gets stored.

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