I am working on a Wordpress site that is stored on a goDaddy server. I want to migrate a copy (backup) of the site on my local machine so that I could edit the php files without changing with the actual site.
I install XAMPP and copied all of the files from the homeDir in the goDaddy server onto htdocs/wordpress folder I created in XAMPP. I created a database and connected and set up the wp-config file accordingly. It seems to connect to the database fine.
Here is the problem When I visit the site (localhost/wordpress) it shows the default wordpress theme and content as if I were to install wordpress for the first time. The backup homepage looks like this on goDaddy:
Another problem is that I cannot even login through wd-admin. I've tried loging in through the user and pass in the users table in the database, but it doesn't accept the credentials.
Any help? I'm new to Wordpress.