I have moved Wordpress sites before and have occasionally encountered issues but always been able to resolve them. I have tried to do this several times with this site but I am still having the same problem installing WordPress at the new location.

My database seems to move over no problem and I can login to my site at the admin but if I try to visit my site I just get the "index of" list of files.

I have put the contents of the WordPress install folder into /public_html/tassolarpanels.com.au. and I have added .htaccess file with 'DirectoryIndex index.php index.html' and I am still having no success.

Does any one know where my issue might be? I've tried following so many different instructions on moving wordpress and I can't figure out where I'm going wrong!

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Make sure there is an index.php in the directory, and make that file the index file. Example for .htaccess:

DirectoryIndex index.php
  • Hi Toscho thanks for the response. There is a index.php file but I didn't have a .htaccess file in my directory so I created it and added the following: # 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] </IfModule> # END WordPress but it didn't resolve the issue unfortunately. I'm really not sure what the problem is.
    – Chan
    Jun 10, 2013 at 12:16

There can be a lot of issues when moving a WordPress multisite. as a general rule, I usually start with a fresh vanilla WordPress site, go through the Multisite installation to ensure my wp-config.php and .htaccess files are setup correctly.

Then, I import my database, and go through all the tables needed - changing URLs and domains where necessary.

I made a reference for myself on my website - feel free to give it a look.

I would double-check your wp-config.php file, make sure the domain and path are right in the multisite definitions, and from there - double check the tables I have listed in my post to make sure no blog post items are missing.

Also, perhaps check your index.php file permissions - perhaps it canot be read or seen? I'm not seeing it in the Index Of: list

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