I am having a problem with my wordpress permalinks settings, after backing up a wordpress site i made with over 300 categories in it. And importing it into another wordpres site. Its not working correctly.
Yes, I make sure that before backing up, that permalinks are off. I figured that might have been why. But no luck.
When i import the sql file i have backed up from the completed site inside phpmyadmin. Everything is a success. But, when i go to the site and click on a category, it takes me to a "page not found" page.
So i go into wp-admin and change the settings of permalinks to default. Go back and it works fine, but as default ugly permalinks only. For example " sitename.com/?cat=163 "
None of the other settings for diferrent permalinks work. if you choose something other than default. It always reverts back to " /%Postname%/ "
Which writes the permalinks url as " sitename.com/category/real-estate/real-estate-for-rent/ ' for example when clicking on a category link. Which are great, but they do not work.
Thanks in advance