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  • Hi there,

    I have moved wordpress server from one hosting company to another. I have just copy&pasted everything & changed the wp-config file. The domain/urls stayed the same.

    Now it’s about Be careful to visit this one first – for me this works very well when I put into Chrome (anonymous mode). I can even go to the login page and login and change everything. I can visit any page.

    However, somehow this does not work in Firefox. It also doesnt work for other clients/servers, such as – it’s getting redirected to the install.php everytime! HOW CAN DIFFERENT BROWSERS HAVE DIFFERENT REDIRECTS AT ALL??

    The blog should be on (without www) and with www there’s a wrong redirection to “install.php” as well. Without www it works (mostly) in Chrome but not in Firefox. VERY STRANGE! This is the .htacess I have used (like the rest it was moved from the previous installation on the previous server to the current one):

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    If i delete the .htaccess I get 404 errors for any page I visit. It’s REALLY strange. Any idea?

    [No bumping. If it’s that urgent, consider hiring someone.]

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  • Lindsay T


    It is redirecting for me on both Chrome and Firefox. I don’t think it’s a browser issue.

    It doesn’t seem like you installed it properly on the new host, as it is redirecting to install. Might even be your database details that are wrong.

    First of all I would delete the .htacess and then re-make it by going to admin – > menu -> settings -> Permalink -> save

    Also it is very likely that you have copied the database and there are configurations for items such as templates and plugins that have saved a file path to their location such as
    etc and this could have changed you could try a fresh install of your site and use admin – > menu -> tools -> export to export the posts and pages + settings to the new install.

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