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Hi guys,

Quick question on porting a WP blog to Webfaction. I'm mostly there but running into problems as described below.

First, here's the steps I took:

1) Dumped my MySQL database from Bluehost using PHPMyAdmin 2) Created new DB on WebFaction 3) Imported all content to the new DB 4) Created a static PHP app and assigned it to my test domain, hence giving me a webapps folder to use 5) Uploaded WP files into my new static PHP app folder 6) Edited wp-config.php to accompdate my new database name + pass 7) manually edited wp_options entries for site + home so the login process wouldn't automatically redirect me to my old (still live) site. Remember I'm doing a test port first. I'll move domains next.

PROBLEM: I can access my test site. It looks normal. But no links work and the login process doesn't work. When I login it just refreshes the page as if I never logged in. So I sit there at wp-admin staring at a login screen that goes nowhere. I even tried resetting my password (that part worked, but new pass won't let me login either).

Ideas?

asked 08 May '12, 19:13

ChrisU
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Update: Things are more or less working now.

1) I dropped all DB tables and imported them again. Just in case there was a problem. That allowed me to login but I still could not actually view any posts.

2) I updated the permalink structure. All of a sudden I can now look at posts. All seems to be normal.

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answered 08 May '12, 19:42

ChrisU
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