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Wordpress - IP Change Error

koryhaas's profile image koryhaas posted 4 weeks ago in General Permalink

I had migrated my wordpress site to a new server a couple months back. I was able to do the migration pretty easily because I researched everything that it would entail prior to doing it. Everything has been great since except for whenever a user would click the home button on the website, it would try to navigate to an old IP. I researched how to fix this and an article I had read told me to open my HeidiSQL, find and replace the old IP with the new IP. I performed this and received a message that 76 replacements were found. Instantly, the wordpress site began to crash. I clicked the undo button immediately and found that it would not return back to normal. I am receiving two major errors with my wordpress site. (This is a onsite and self-hosted. This site is used only as a intranet site.)

When a user visits one of the webpages, it appears that the theme is corrupt or not placing correctly. Everything looks as if it is in a VERY basic HTML format and is UGLY. I have replaced the theme with different themes to see if this would resolve the issue and it does not. Also, the homepage is a blog and there are no blog posts loaded. It says "Oops! That page can't be found."

Description Error 1 - Homepage and other pages in poor format and page not found

The second issue I get is when I try to go to the admin login page, I get a 404 page not found. What I do notice is that the URL looks like it is being redirected.

Description Error for admin portal

I have debugging on, which does not spit out any log files. Again, all I did was use the find function to find all of the IP addresses (192.168.40.55) and replaced them all (192.168.40.58) within the database. I then used Notepad ++ to search all of the files within the intranet directory to see if any IP's needed changed locally on the server and nothing needed changed there.

I tried many things. I would be willing to download and install a fresh copy of wordpress if I could easily migrate all of the files, content, blogs, and everything. This is for a non-profit hospital and it would be very appreciated for any help given .

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 4 weeks ago Permalink

I suppose you use the Data tab and the "Search/replace" dialog to replace that ip address?

It's quite risky to just replace stuff without knowing about the consequences. Well, you should analyze the 75 modified rows. Search for the new ip address and check what is wrong. Also check if it's rather some file contents you modified with Notepad causing the breakage.

koryhaas's profile image koryhaas posted 4 weeks ago Permalink

I suppose you use the Data tab and the "Search/replace" dialog to replace that ip address?

It's quite risky to just replace stuff without knowing about the consequences. Well, you should analyze the 75 modified rows. Search for the new ip address and check what is wrong. Also check if it's rather some file contents you modified with Notepad causing the breakage.

Thank you for your suggestion. In my attempts to fix it, I believe I have made the issue worse. I made a back up nearly 20 days ago that I believe I am going to restore. Thank you for your response! This is one of those mistakes I'll learn from for sure lol.

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