I’m trying to migrate a site from WP Engine to an Ubuntu 22.04 (jammy) LENP server and I’m getting a white screen at the root (/) and/or at /index.php. I am able to load a screen at /wp-login.php, but it’s not recognizing a couple of username/password pairs.

I can find no errors, anywhere, not in the nginx access or error logs and not in the the php-fpm logs. I have disabled all themes and plugins. Setting WP_DEBUG does nothing, but I do get output when inserting echo statements, e.g. in wp-config.php. I’ve increased WP_MEMORY_LIMIT to 2048M. I’ve checked and double-checked file permissions.

I first tried on Wordpress.com with the same result so, to ease testing, I’m now trying on a UTM virtual machine on my Mac.

Thanks for any clues.

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I found it. I guess WP Engine uses a random database table name prefix rather than this default in wp-config.php:

$table_prefix = 'wp_';

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