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  • Resolved yannistrom



    I created a website on my local computer. Today I tried to upload these website on my server managed by I was able to follow the steps you can find in books or the internet. But when I go to my website, it automatically starts the installation menu of wordpress. It seems like the wp-content folder is ignored, but it is definitely on my server.

    Does someone know this mistake and can give my some advice about it?


    • This topic was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by  yannistrom.
    • This topic was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by  yannistrom.
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  • Moderator Steve Stern


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    Did you import the database from your local site, too? WP is files *and* a database.

    Yes I did. I also checked the MySQL Settings and the table prefix. Everything seems to be okay.

    I changed some settings for my database and then I got an error on my page. So my database works fine.

    Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Volunteer

    If you check the DB via phpmyadmin on the server, are there posts in wp_posts?

    Yes all the local changes I made in the past. Ok might be more difficult than I thought. I call the service provider tomorrow. If I find a solution, I post it on here. Thanks for your help, so far.



    You may also want to consider using the Duplicator plugin. It will save you a few grey hairs.

    Yes thanks for this advice, it is way easier. Unfortunately it doesnt work. I finish the fourth step and then I have to go to ‘site login’, but it doesnt work. Im working on it, hopefully I can provide a solution soon.

    The problem was with the prefix of the tables. I changed it to something like this wp_abcD4ef, so I thought the error is caused by the uppercase. It was not. It only works for me, if I use the default prefix wp_. At least it works.

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