Error moving from local to live server
Can anybody help?
I built a wordpress site on a local MAMP server and all went well. I then proceeded to move the site to a live server and got the familliar ‘error establishing a database connection’. I moved the site in the usual way using filezilla, first uploading all the local files and folders to the live server, then editing the config.php file with the relevant details. I have checked and double checked these details and all seems to be correct.
I also moved the database in the usual way. I also opened the table ‘wp_options’ table and changed ‘site URL’ and ‘Home’ to reflect the URL of the live server. After all that, I’m still getting the same error.
Now, here’s the next problem – I went back to my local site with the intention of just doing a fresh upload and trying again.
This time, I first went to my dashboard > general settings > and changed the wordpress address URL and the site address URL to reflect the address of my live server. But then I got an error on my localhost site too and was locked out of all but the home page and getting ‘internal database error’ on all other pages.
I tried going in to the database table ‘wp_options’ on my local database and changing the URL’s back to localhost but I’m still getting the same error.
I’m afraid to do any more in case I make things worse. Is there something I’m missing or not doing correctly?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S I’m using a mac and filezilla for transfers
Thanks in advance
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