Just finished moving my local Wordpress install to a live server. Imported my DB, and uploaded my core files to the new server. I also changed the siteurl and home fields in the wp_options table and added the new credentials to the new wp_config file.

Basically followed all the directions here.

The issue is my links are not working. They're redirecting I assume to the parent Wordpress index install.

Heres the file structure of my server

-public_html (I have 4 add-on domains here)
----merchantsofdesign.ca (also a wordpress install)
----------------wordpress (core files are here)

Can I even have a parent folder and child folder both running Wordpress?

Thanks and hope that makes sense

2 Answers 2


Go to settings » permalinks and save changes again.

  • This worked great, thank you!
    – saman0suke
    Commented Nov 12, 2019 at 2:58
  • Lifesaver.......
    – stigzler
    Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 16:27

I also faced this issue I just fixed it by creating new .htaccess file

 # BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress


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