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WPMU, Domains, redirects, and dying websites (5 posts)

  1. maconmacguy
    Posted 15 years ago #

    This feels like there are several issues happening - and I need some help unraveling the spaghetti noodles here.

    The site:

    Originally hosted on GoDaddy using one of their "build a website in 5 minutes" things. Domain hosted with GoDaddy as well.

    I was hired to replace it with a WPMU solution. Started a fresh install on a different service, which had a temp domain of Got everything working.

    The problems:
    1) After I redirected the GoDaddy domain to the new hosts' DNS, the site no longer calls up the main page - it automatically goes to wp-signup.

    2) I went through the DB using phpmyadmin and manually changed all the temp domain references to the new domain. (I know - there are easier ways, but this way I could get a feel for the DB layout).

    Now I get redirect errors - nothing comes up.

    Where do I start looking to fix this?


  2. Klark0
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I dont have an answer to your question but personally I'd just hit delete button on everything, and start fresh especially since it's a new install with no data. Takes only a few minutes to install MU if you have your home theme and mu-plugins in hand. It might be a pain to re-configure your plugins settings, but in the end you come out with less grey hairs.

  3. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yep, I;d reinstall if I could.

    #1 happens if it can't find the blog name. No blog? Let's go to the signup page...

  4. maconmacguy
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Sadly there is a fair amount of data - I was about ready to go live with the site. A fair amount of customization, 15 blogs, etc etc

    I spent some time looking at the coding and noticed that index.php calls several other files. Anybody know which file has the code where it checks for the existence of a particular blog?

    After some sleep and thinking time, I'm thinking that somewhere between the database, php code, and DNS system that the "main" blog name has gotten lost in the shuffle.

    I replaced the contents of the wp-signup.php file with a generic "site is down" message. The redirect errors are caused by wp-signup calling itself recursively.

  5. maconmacguy
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Here's another tidbit - trying to pull up

    ALSO goes immediately to the wp-signup page. does trying to directly go to any of the blogs (, for example)

    Hmmmmm...... this feels like one of those things where major problems are being caused by one small screw being loose somewhre.......

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