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    I had to change my host recently, and did all the necessary backups, but on re-installing onto the new host, only the front/home page is displayed.

    This is the site –, and you can see that all internal links are broken.

    I have tried to log into the blog, but get this message ;

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/sites/ on line 554

    Can anyone advise.

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  • You really need to upgrade from 2.7.1, as it’s very insecure.

    After that, disable your plugins. Check your Permalink settings. Switch to the default theme.

    The problem being that I can’t even log in to do the things you mentioned. As stated in the original post, I get the error ;

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/sites/ on line 554

    when I try to log in.

    Ok first, you might also want to check line 554 and the surrounding lines to see if you’ve not already been hacked. Have a look for any suspicious looking code.

    Otherwise, take a backup of your files and database (only FTP and myphpadmin access required):

    You can try temporarily just renaming your wp-content/plugins folder via ftp to see if that helps.

    You can also upgrade to the latest version with ftp without having to log in:

    OK I got it working. I checked the php file that was mentioned in the error – turns out everything after line 554 was missing. I found this out by comparing it to another WP install.

    After that, I could log in OK, but the links were still not working so I upgraded to the latest version and tried again. Still not working.

    I then went into the permalink settings, changed them back to ‘default’, saved the settings and then changed it back to ‘custom structure’ as /%category%/%postname%/ and saved the changes again.

    All works OK now, thanks for the suggestions, and hope this helps others.

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