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    Permalink problem after importing website

    After I import the WP website from my development server ( ) in my managed hosting account, only the front page is working.


    The /wp-admin/ is also working, but if I go in the Settings and change (or just save) the permalink structure, then all the pages (including dashboard and front page) start to just display PHP code instead of running. I've tried this twice and had to delete the WordPress site and import it again from the development server.


    UPDATE: It looks like all it takes is visiting and refreshing the /wp-admin/options-permalink.php settings page (without even saving anything) and then none of the front-end pages render, I only get raw PHP code in the browser(!)

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    Former Employee

    Hi Nonsalent,


    This sounds like an htaccess issue. Try updating your settings once again in Wordpress to the desired permalink setup you want to use and turn off debugging mode. Then, take a look at your sites .htaccess file. If it is empty or has anything different then the following, try updating it with the Wordpress default:


    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress


    Hope this helps!