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moved site, can’t login

  • I have moved a WP site from one server to another. I changed the siteurl and home values in the wp_options table of the database, then imported. I uploaded all my files, WP core, themes, and customizations. The site shows up, but I cannot login. After I click the login button, the page just keeps running, but never transfers me into the admin or elsewhere. What am I missing?

    JF 😉

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  • Have you tried deleting your blog’s cookies/clearing the disk cache in your browser?

    Thank you for your response.

    Yes, I have tried that, and tried with multiple browsers.

    As a test, I tried moving the site to a domain on my virtual server, and it worked perfectly in less than 5 minutes. I’ve contacted the host as I think this may be a hosting issue.

    JF 😉




    You didn’t copy the .htaccess file over to the new server by any chance did you?


    Go to your wp-config.php file and add this line after your DB details:

    define('RELOCATE', true)

    Then navigate your browser to your wp-login.php and it should automatically update your settings to match where you’ve moved you site to and you should be able to login. After you’ve logged in, delete the above line from your wp-config.php file.

    Thank you for your responses!

    No, I didn’t copy over the .htaccess file. Double checked just now to be certain.

    I added the line you suggested Matt, but no change, the login page just keeps running but never goes anywhere.

    I have requested the host to set me up with an Ensim account (the site is currently running on a Cobalt raQ4). I have a feeling things will go smoothly on the new account.

    thanks again,
    JF 😉

    No problems logging into WP with the site on the new server (before domain resolution even)–yippee!
    JF 😉

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