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When going to /wp-admin on the website I am working on, it simply goes to the homepage. I then tried going to /wp-login.php and the login screen shows up, but once I login, the url in the address bar says wp-admin, but it still directed me to the homepage.

I have indeed gone through the database and changed the siteurl, and I've tried numerous fixes that I've found online, but to no avail.

Something odd, though, is that I can access any pages within /wp-admin except for the index. I can go to /wp-admin/edit.php or to /wp-admin/options-general.php, etc... but the moment I click on Dashboard or Dashboard > Home, then I get kicked out of the dashboard and it goes to the homepage, but the url in the address bar still says /wp-admin/index.php ...

so, I am at a loss here. Anyone know what the issue could be?

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Maybe it's stupid question, but sometimes we forget the easiest solutions. Does index.php file in wp-admin directory exist? –  Krzysiek Dróżdż Jun 28 '13 at 14:12
    
Yes, the index.php file in the admin folder does exist. I even just cleared all of my cookies/cache and whatnot in an attempt to see if it was really a non-issue, but that didn't help either. –  Nick Dugger Jun 28 '13 at 14:22
    
Strange. Have you tried to disable .htaccess and try then? (Just rename this file) –  Krzysiek Dróżdż Jun 28 '13 at 14:28
    
Disable all your plugins. Does the issue persist? If not, turn them back on one by one till it comes up again. If it's not a plugin, switch to a default theme like Twenty Twelve. Does the issue persist? –  Pat J Jun 28 '13 at 14:29
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I migrated from a local installation to the client's webhost on godaddy. –  Nick Dugger Jun 28 '13 at 14:48
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