Doug Stewart on 25 Feb 2014 12:39:25 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Porting Wordpress

Make sure .htaccess is writeable by the Apache user, as that's where the permalinks get handled. (If you're using Nginx, you have to make changes in the .conf files.)

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:38 PM, Doug Stewart <> wrote:
WP Admin->Settings->Permalinks. Make sure you click "Save Changes".

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Eric H. Johnson <> wrote:

Hi all,


Any Wordpress gurus out there? I am trying to help port a Wordpress site, but have never used Wordpress before. I have setup an Ubuntu 12.04 server with a LAMP stack and had no trouble installing Wordpress from the repository, including pointing apache at the appropriate folder. I then blew away and imported the  database for the site and copied the wp-content folder to /usr/share/wordpress. Wordpress admin comes up fine and I patched the wordpress address and site address.


The content seems to be there as I can access and edit pagest from Wordpress admin, and the home page comes up fine. The problem is that none of the links resolve,  I just get 404 errors. These links of course resolved on the original site. The Apache log simply states ‘File does not exist’. The paths look correct as for example I have also tried using the page id such as which generates the same error.


I saw something about doing a search and replace with a serialize aware tool, but the only place I see URLs that could be replaced are in the guid field of the wp_posts table, where I also saw that those should not be touched. I am not seeing links of the form appearing in that column anyway, so don’t think that is the problem.


I think I patched the configuration files correctly because the home page comes up properly, can access the appropriare database, etc.


Any ideas what I should be looking for?





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