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    I am having a problem with URLs after the transfer of files and database from one domain to another.
    This was my sandbox:
    This is the final live site URL for what should be the same page:
    I am thinking that the about page ought to display in the second URL. The path structure is the same.

    I have tried changing from permalinks to default back to permalinks (as suggested in one post). That didn’t work.
    The host is GoDaddy. Not sure if that makes a difference (have read some of the recent they have been having.)
    Thoughts about this problem?
    Thank you.

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  • What happens if you switch to the default permalink structure?

    Thank you for getting back to me.
    I still get page not found, I just tried it again. No luck.
    Also tried in a new browser. Same result.

    Where did you install WordPress on the newer domain? There appears to be a web site already present in the root domain.

    WP is at the root level. And yes, the existing site is showing. I thought I would be able to have the WP pages still accessible even though the site is still active with the current pages. I have renamed the index.php file index-temp.php and get at least what what the theme should look like.
    Should I try to disable the index.htm page and rename the index-temp.php to index.php?
    Thank you.

    I’d would suggest that you re-install WordPress in a sub-folder initially and then see Giving WordPress Its Own Directory when you are ready to launch the new site on the root domain.

    I’ll give that a shot, Esmi.
    Thank you.

    I followed the directions. When I look at the file structure via FileZilla, I can see the theme and child theme files in the correct location, in the new directory. And I can see a blog page display. The theme isn’t showing up. When I log in to WP in the new directory none of my posts or pages are there. There is no database connection.
    Thank you.

    I also tried changing the .htaccess file at the original root level to what is is in the new directory. I got a white page.
    Any thoughts?
    thank you.

    Why are you amending the root .htaccess file? In theory, that has nothing to do with WordPress at this stage.

    What happens if you switch to the default 2012 theme?

    About amending the root .htaccess file, doing that was in the instructions on, “Moving a Root install to its own directory”, item #7. Did I read that wrong?
    I changed the .htaccess back to the original, but fear I’ve messed the whole thing up. Now all I get is a white page.
    I did try changing themes but don’t get any results because of the .htaccess problem now. Would that be right?
    Here’s that code:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    I appreciate your patience and help.

    Hi esmi,
    Any other thoughts?

    I uninstalled and re- and re-loaded and uninstalled and reloaded some more finally ending up with WP in the root directory. I changed the various permalinks around.
    This seemed to help in that the temporary php page worked.
    I read this:
    This is what I have found that works; if I add ‘/index.php/%postname%/’
    within the Custom Structure — however, I’d prefer not to have index.php in the link structure and that seemed to be a part way solution.

    Then I went back into the permalinks again and changed back to the postname radio button with “/%postname%/” in the custom input.
    So now it all works except for the about link from anywhere in the site:
    Getting closer but help still needed.
    Please …

    Decided to just create a new about page. I don’t like that it says “about-3” but understand why it does. Is there any way to change that?
    Thank you for all the help.

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