So I am migrating over a Wordpress website it has quite a lot of custom fields, long titles and a lot of images.
When I make the migration over the database is not seen and Wordpress goes to a fresh install page, then it makes up a new database. In PhpMyAdmin I can see the old database is still there and it uses normal conventions like wp_commentmeta but the new version (the one WP has no problem seeing but no info from the old site) puts in odd characters like wp_z5v95e_commentmeta?
Even if I kill the database, rename it, re-du the con-fig file, get rid of the plugins, get rid of the theme, do a fresh WP install and I still get wp_z5v95e!
If I have to start from scratch and rebuild the site so be it but it also doesn't see the media library which is key due to the amount of images in the website.
Has anyone seen or know what this is?