I recently made a small change to my wp-config.php by adding a memory limit line on a local version that didn't have the correct db settings. When I uploaded it, the db connection obviously broke. After I corrected the db settings and re-uploaded the wp-config.php, I was greeted with the installation page.

Now all my links are broken, even after refreshing the permalinks. However, all the data is still in my db. How do I reconnect all my pages to the db so that I don't loose any settings?

  • If the database information is correct, things should work. Something has happened that you haven't explained.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 6:28
  • This was the line I added: /** Increase PHP Memory Limit. */ define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M' );
    – sdgenxr
    Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 12:59
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    That line should not have caused the problem you describe.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 13:41

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It looks like the problem was the db table prefix. My local config file had the wrong table prefix and once that was changed, everything was where it should be.

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