[resolved] [Plugin: W3 Total Cache] Migrated to another server; now can't activate (3 posts)

  1. KeithAdv
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So, I migrated my WordPress site to a new server.

    I did it this way--got the new account, used Fantastico to create a fresh WP installation. Backed up my old-site database and imported it into the new one. FTP'ed my theme into place. Then I FTP'ed all the plugins from my old wp-content/plugins directory to my new one.

    (I must be dumb--I thought all the site images are in the database file but I seemed to be wrong. I had to copy wp-content/uploads over, too.)

    Everything made it 100%, all other plugins are fine, and it took no time at all. It was almost too easy....

    So, the gotcha is that no matter how I try, W3 Total Cache won't activate. It installs just fine. What's weird is the error message it's giving me doesn't make sense. It's telling me I need to chmod 777 my wp-content directory but the directory path it lists is the one on MY OLD installation:

    chmod 777 /home/(Old main folder)/public_html/(mysite)/wp-content

    On my new server the path is nearly the same except the main folder has a different name.

    I have 777'd myself silly, deleted "w3-total-cache-config.php" a gazillion times, along with the "w3-total-cache" in the plugins directory.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thank you!

  2. KeithAdv
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Update. OK, it's not W3 Total Cache. The problem is actually bigger. I just tried to upload an image from the "Edit Post" page in WP and I got this error message:

    Unable to create directory /home/(Old main folder)/public_html/(mysite)/wp-content/uploads/2010/03. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    So, even though I created a fresh installation, something seems to have copied over somewhere that's causing several aspects of my site to want the previous directory.

    All ideas cheerfully accepted.

  3. KeithAdv
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And...we're done.

    I had hardcoded my old path into "path for uploading files" box in WP Miscellaneous settings. As soon as I changed that to the new site, everything was hunky dory, W3 Total Cache included.

    Thanks for playing, everyone!

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