Two installs on one hosting account - unable to login (3 posts)

  1. thefaeriequeene
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I posted in another thread about this problem but haven't gotten a response yet, so I thought I'd start my own.

    I have one hosting account with a WP install in the root directory and another install in mydomain.com/subfolder. Mydomain.com blog has always worked fine. I redirect subfolder.com to my second blog.
    I am using GoDaddy hosting. I used their 1 click install to install the subfolder's blog.

    So I set this up and it appears to have worked fine for a day or two, I copied all my theme settings to the other database, and I installed all my plugins. Then it suddenly broke.

    The wp-login page lost its formatting, and every time I try to login it just loops forever, regardless of whether I use the correct login information.

    To fix this, I have searched endlessly online, and tried the following:
    - I have reset my password in the database and double and triple checked the login info.
    - I have renamed the plugins directory, created a bogus plugins folder, and tried logging in.
    - I have FTP'd the latest WordPress install files to mydomain.com/subfolder.

    What I have NOT done is reset the database, since I don't want to lose everything I have. But that seems to the last resort.

    Is this a consequence of having two WordPress installs on one GoDaddy plan? I am so lost. I have seen a few of the same exact problem in my internet searches, but no answers. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I copied all my theme settings to the other database

    That could be the problem.

    I doubt that this is caused by 2 installs within the 1 domain. I've got at least 4 installs on one of my domains and they run quite happily in different sub-folders.

  3. thefaeriequeene
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I decided to test and see if the theme (Atahulapa) was the problem. First I tried renaming the theme folder. The login page was still unstyled, the login still looped, and the site itself wouldn't load.

    Then I tried clearing the theme settings in the database with this command I found on another site:
    DELETE FROM wp_options WHERE option_name REGEXP '^bfa_ata_';

    It reset my site to the default Atahualpa theme (which is the very thing I was trying to avoid, but I'm tired of dealing with this). But the login page is still unstyled and the login still loops.

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