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  • Resolved Lina.V


    I have a wordpress blog and I am attempting to make a copy of it on my computer. I’m using XAMPP.

    I downloaded all the files via FTP, and duplicated the database using PHPMyAdmin and a backup sql file.

    When I attempt to visit the site on my computer I get my blogs “Page not found” page. The database transfer seemed to have worked as I can see recent post, tags, etc. But when I attempt to login in at /wp-admin, I am only sent back to the “Page not found” page.

    I’m not sure what I’ve done wrong here. I know a bit of PHP and I’ve been looking around in the wp-admin folder trying to figure out what happened, but I’m lost.

    Your help would be much appreciated!


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  • CPC Mike


    Things to check:

    1) Is XAMPP running? (I know it sounds silly but I have done it)

    2) Did you edit wp-config.php with the details of your local installation?

    Also you might need to manually change the site URL in the database:

    CPC Mike


    Sorry Lina, I missed the part that said you could connect, just not to the admin area. Try deleting your .htaccess file from your root directory. Had a similar issue with WAMP and that fixed it.




    XAMPP was running
    I did edit wp-config
    Deleting .htaccess had no effect
    But manually changing the site URL did the trick!

    I’m seeing the correct home page and I am able to login!

    Thanks so much for the help!

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