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  • Resolved Shasta


    I am most of the way through creating a duplicate of my live site locally. (This will be a development sandbox.) I am running WordPress with Network and BuddyPress.

    I started by installing XAMPP and setting my hosts file so that points at the folder WordPress is installed in locally.

    Next I imported the existing live-site database and manually updated the wp_blogs, wp_site, wp_x_options, wp_sitemeta to instead of (the live site.) wp_config.php is also updated to reflect

    At this point everything on the local site works EXCEPT the main page. I can navigate through the admin pages, and I can visit any sub-page. The automatic menu links are formed properly with … it’s all good.

    EXCEPT when I try to go to it always redirects to This happens whether I type in the address, click on the link in admin, or click on the “home” menu item from a page in the site.

    Any ideas?

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  • Ah..I think it may be a browser issue. It’s working in IE (which I hadn’t used before) and other sub-blogs are working in Firefox too. I tried deleting cookies to no avail, but I suspect it’s something along those lines.

    I dunno if admin ever cleans off empty threads, but I suspect my problem here was specific to me, so feel free if you do.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    We leave them alone for the next person 🙂

    EXCEPT when I try to go to it always redirects to

    What happens if you go to

    Those were all fine, as well as all the pages.

    It turned out the problem was with my browser. I threw out all the cookies, but I must have had that window open when I did it, because after I posted I closed everything in the browser, threw out cookies again, and it was fine.

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