[resolved] Switched Servers, Can't Login (5 posts)

  1. Adam Blodgett
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey All,

    I recently switched servers for my site http://chibitarot.com.

    The move went smoothly. I backed up the DB and WP install, I uploaded both to the new server, updated WP-config with the new settings, changed the DNS and the site is up and running smoothly...except I can't login.

    I've reviewed Moving WordPress, and the only thing that I didn't do was disable .htaccess when loading up, though the permanlinks still seem to be functioning fine.

    I usually login by going directly to chibitarot.com/wp-admin, which then redirects me to wp-login.php. When I tried this after the server switch it resolves to a blank page. When I go directly to chibitarot.com/wp-login.php I get the login screen, but when I login, the browser resolves to a blank page again.

    I played around with WP-Options in the DB, to no avail. Any help, hints or direction is appreciated.


  2. wpismypuppet
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Here are some tips to troubleshoot your issue. The issue here is a WordPress white screen of death! Might be a mis-configured plugin that happened during the move. Since you can't log into WordPress' admin area, you'll most likely need the FTP approach:


  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried checking your server's error logs for clues?

  4. Adam Blodgett
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WPisMyPuppet - Thank you for the suggestion. I'll try manually disabling the plugins and see what happens.

    Esmi - No, I haven't gone that far, but that will be my step after next. I'll get back to you both tonight and see what I find.


  5. Adam Blodgett
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Checking in: Neither of those solutions worked. I removed the plugins and tried again, to no avail, and my error log was empty.

    I decided to bite the bullet and just reinstall from the ground up. So I deleted the faulty install on the new server, downloaded a fresh version of WP (3.4.1), updated its config file with my details, then uploaded it. WP upgraded my DB and voila, I was back into my blog.

    I then uploaded my semi-custom theme, turned it on. Checked all my pages, they were broken. Went back, reset my permalinks (turned on default, saved, tested, turned on custom, saved tested).

    Then I uploaded all my uploads to my new Uploads file and all the images worked again, and then everything was fine.

    So, rather than troubleshoot I started fresh, and this time it worked.

    Thanks to both of you for all your help,

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