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So I have deployed a WP that was local to a dev environment. I have done the following:

  • Deployed files via FTP
  • Imported DB via PHPMyAdmin
  • Modified home and siteurl values in the _options table

So far, the landing page works fine, however as soon as I try to change page, it doesn't work.

It may be interesting to say that I have deployed onto a URL like http://dev.example.com/project-name/. I cannot put it at the root, this dev servers is used to present multiple projects.

I am not at ease with databases, deployments or htaccess things, so if you must explain with these things, please be gentle with me. Any help is appreciated.

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  1. Log into wp admin
  2. Open Settings -> Permanent links
  3. Check if site links works?
  4. if NO check permitions to .htaccess in root folder. it shoudl be writable. and back to step 2.
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There was something with the htaccess indeed, but the web host fixed that part, thanks for the guidance. – jansensan Nov 16 '12 at 4:07

You shouldn't import WordPress data via PHPMyAdmin. You should use the built-in WordPress importer/exporter, this way you will ensure that all permalinks are properly translated to your site's name. As Oleg suggested, try visiting permalink settings, this will flush the permalinks.

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That would have saved me some time, I didn't know that existed. The thing of which I had to make sure was to change the siteurl and home vars in the _options table to that things works properly – jansensan Nov 16 '12 at 4:08

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