Wordpress site links not working for any page after moving it from one server to another.
Posted on 2011-09-12
I have been given mysql backup and a wordpress site from another place to host somewhere else. I am new to wordpress, I am trying to host it on a local win 2003 machine, IIS 6.0 to check if everything works fine before we can move it to a hosting provider.
After fighting with PHP and mysql installation and making them work. I finally was able to import the database in sql and put the files given to me in a directory on IIS to be hosted. I changed the wp-config.php to include new username and password for Mysql database. the site also has Theme test drive plugin so that nobody can view the site without logging into wp-admin.php.
Now problem is that i can login into the dashboard of the wordpress (wp-admin.php). then i can view the main page of the site but none of the links are working. I can login into the dashboard and then i can see the pages there i can click to edit them but when i press view from dashboard, IE 404 error , page cannot be found shows up. I cant figure out what would be the reason for this and is driving me crazy. Please help me with this as i need to sort this ut asap.