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    My hosting provider moved me to another server and my wordpress admin back-end is not available anymore. All my blog posts ( are accessible but every time I log in, I get a 404 error for my wp-admin page. As a result I am not able to post anything or make changes to the site. Can anyone help? my hosting provider can provide all raw logs for the domain.

    I have another wordpress blog ( installed on the same server (with Fantasio – cPanel) and the migration did not affect it at all.

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  • look and see when you try to log in what the url is. Changing DB and or Just upgraded, copying , or moving can cause your old DB not to match your new one. Make sure your wp-config.php is config and right with the new sever set up.

    Thanks for the heads up. I just checked my broken blog’s wp-config.php and it only has

    define(‘SECRET_KEY’, ‘something here’);

    as compared to my working blog’s:

    define(‘AUTH_KEY’, ‘random 1);
    define(‘SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, ‘random 2’);
    define(‘LOGGED_IN_KEY’, ‘random 3’);

    Could this be an issue?

    I’m curious though that the blog worked fine previously even when the wp-config.php contained only that single line.

    One more thing that I found out is that I cannot change my existing theme. Even when I delete the active theme folder (using FTP), WP does not revert back to the default theme.

    Is there anyway I can change the active theme from phpmyadmin?

    an update:

    changing the wp-config.php file did not help…

    All I can think of now is that the theme might be messing around with the backend. Is there anyway i can revert back to the default theme using phpmyadmin?

    Changing the theme did not help. Does anyone have any clue on what might be wrong?

    Umm Did you have any Admin plugins installed before the Move?

    If you did maybe that is what is messing with the admin. I know sometimes when moves are done they tell you to disable any plugin because if a plugin is activated through WP then when it is moved something happens. I can’t remember details just maybe something you should look into.

    I tried disabling all plugins by deleting the files/folders… didn’t help at all..

    Anyone has any other suggestions?

    Just a side note – all my plugins seem to be working fine. I get databse backups in email, get spam karma reports, new comment notification, etc.. its just that I cannot access any admin pages.

    One more observation that I found was that the “subscribe to comments” plugin admin page works (without any type of formatting – i.e. only text based interface)

    Turns out it was a permissions issue. My wp-admin folder was set to 777 and I changed it back to 755. Everything works fine now.


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