Hello, I'm having issues uploading a WordPress installation onto a site after fully developing it locally on MAMP.
Once I was finished developing the site locally, I made backups of the local WordPress folder and the database. I copied the contents of the local WordPress folder into the root folder of the site I want to go live. I edited the live wp-config file to point to a new database I created at the host (which, by the way, is GoDaddy).
I exported the contents of the local database into a SQL file, then imported that file into the new database connected with the live site. No problems; everything looks fine here. All the tables and data are here.
When I go to the main site to activate the new WordPress installation, it looks ok at first. All of my plugins and themes are where I would expect them to be (those come from the WordPress install, not the database). But when I go in to look at my posts, there are 61 posts in the admin panel for posts, but each entry is blank - no titles, no data. It's like the database is being accessed - it can see the rows of my tables maybe - but the actual data inside isn't being retrieved for some reason.
None of the categories or tags are showing up, and even more worrisome, I can't even GO to the "Pages" admin page. When I click on "Pages," I see a blank page with this error:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache Server at awamaki.org Port 80
~ I have tried re-installing several (6-7!) times with the local copy of WordPress I'm using.
~ I have tried using a freshly downloaded, clean copy of WordPress and then just importing the data from an export from my local copy, thinking to just re-do things. My importing tool does not work properly; it either doesn't work at all, giving me "file does not exist" error messages about an xml file that definitely exists AND can be successfully imported on another test blog, or in some cases it "imports" the file but only one post shows up, and not all the Pages.
~ I have created another database on the new site. Same problem.
~ My database is not large, nor is my import. Non-compressed it's 1.7MB. The import xml file is only 261 kb. The files are not corrupted - WordPress is not seeing them correctly.
I have tried many other things but don't want to overload this question. The essence of the problem is that my particular combination of GoDaddy hosted site + WordPress 3.4.2 + databases is not working together in harmony.
Has anyone heard of this problem before? Is it GoDaddy? I've read a billion help files and forum discussions on all these problems and the only thing I can think of is that it could be something on their end that I don't have control over or know about.