Switched servers, fixed wp-config.php, and posts/data have disappeared (4 posts)

  1. UniikMedia
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok I'll try and break this down as simply as possible.

    1. I created a site for my client on my own site/server
    2. Once the site was done and approved, I transferred all files to the client's site/server
    3. I fixed all links so site was running independently on client's site
    4. I removed all files from my site
    5. *Months pass without incident*
    6. I removed old WordPress installs on my server that are no longer in use, one being the one for this client
    7. Their site goes down, Database issue in wp-config.php
    8. Fixed DB_NAME, DB_USER, _DB_HOST to match client's MySQL DB
    9. The site has "reset" to the blank theme, as if it was just installed, even though I can see all my images and other files on the FTP.
    10. Lay down, cry... a lot. Help please.

  2. yvcgirl
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi UniikMedia
    The same thing happened to me. Did you find a solution?

  3. UniikMedia
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It seems that I did not upload the database XML file and the new site was just linking back to the old database... and when I uninstalled WordPress from my site, the new site had no database to load from.

    Best part about it, I can't find the .xml backup. You know when everything you read about WordPress says "BACK UP YOUR SITE ALL THE TIME!!!!!!"... yeah, listen to that.

  4. Ant
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes you got it, backups are crucial!

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