Moved folder, Site broke, Database connection lost and more
Hi I have a client that lost their site and I have been able to find what I believe to be the site folder (Fit2Work) on an external drive. It was built using WebMatrix and the folder I found has wp-config and all of those and in the wp-content I placed another folder I found (FitWP) which I believe to be her theme. I copied the main folder containing everything to my local ‘My Web Sites’ folder in ‘My Documents. I can’t run the site even though I’ve tried 3 different ways.
1- If i try to launch the theme folder (FitWP) as a site in WebMatrix I get an error:
Call to undefined function get_header() in C:\Users\myusername\Documents\My Web Sites\Fit2Work\wp-content\themes\FitWP\index.php on line 1
2- If i try to launch the site folder (Fit2Work) as a site in WebMatrix I get an error:
Error establishing a database connection
3-If i create a new dummy site and copy the “theme folder” into that sites’ wp-content folder i get an empty site as if I’m starting from scratch. No content, and no updated stylesheet unfortunately, since we made a lot of changes to the original styles.
I really need to fix this and get their site back up and running and I’m completely lost at this point. I don’t even know where to find the database that WebMatrix created when the site was made. If I click on
Databases at the bottom left of WebMatrix i see a folder named Fit2Work but no DB inside of it, and then something that says Other Connections below the folder. I’m hoping that if i can find and link to the original database and that her content will pop up but I can’t find that DB. As far as the theme not having our styles I’m not sure what to do but I need to retrieve the content and also the look.
1- How and/or where can I find the MySQL database that WebMatrix created that was linked with this site?
2- How can I re-link that database to the folder that I moved?
3- How can I move the folder that WebMatrix made for the site without losing the database connection next time, or is it not possible?
4- Any advice on how to get things back up and running or any help on what to do differently next time. I didn’t develop the site I just helped and the Host (GoDaddy deleted the site backup because it was past 30 days after shut down and they delete everything after 30 days I was told)
Thanks for any help and if you need me to explain anything further please let me know, I really need the help to get this figured out.
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