Local Host Install Issue (4 posts)

  1. webmaster@mamse.org
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had an issue with code injection on my WordPress site. Since I was thinking of moving hosts anyway, I set up a fresh install on a new host and pointing the DNS to the new site. I'm slowly rebuilding the site from scratch. In order to replicate the site as much as possible, without reintroducing the hack, I'm trying to install the backed up version locally (via MAMP). It seems that I've successfully installed WordPress and Imported the back up, but the site is not functioning.
    - Typing localhost:8888 just results in a blank page. (Prior to importing the old database, I would get the WordPress site).
    - Logging into the admin account results in blocks of sections instead of the true WordPress admin window. (The top line says "Skip to main content" - then there is a row of icons, then Dashboard, then the Dashboard submenu items (Home, Updates, etc).

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Being able to see the previous data easily would be a great help.


  2. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. webmaster@mamse.org
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yep. Thanks for the links. However, I've successfully had the base install running. The issue pops up when I replace the default DB tables with the backed up version from the previous site.

  4. bemdesign
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You will need to run a find and replace on the database to replace the old URLs of the old site with the new URLs (of your local site) - http://wordpress.org/plugins/velvet-blues-update-urls/ is a useful plugin for this.

    Or use a tool like http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-migrate-db/ to migrate databases from one WordPress install to another.

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