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Hi all,

I'm having an issue with a local copy of a live WordPress site. The local site itself "http://localhost/mywordpress/" works, but when I try to access the wp-login.php page, it redirects me to the production site. I do the following under a local XAMPP setup:

copy the production WP folder;
import the MySQL database to the local db with the same credentials as production (I've already created the db and username);
update the 'home' and 'siteurl' to localhost;
delete the wp-config.php file so that I can set up the configuration manually;
upon the setup, I am able to view the site's homepage, but accessing http://localhost/mywordpress/wp-login.php redirects me to the production site.

Thanks.

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UPDATE:

When clicking on other links on the homepage, I get redirected to the XAMPP dashboard page. This despite the link addressing to http://localhost/mywordpress/somelink/.

So, what is the directory tree for the production site, and your local site? Also, have you made sure that none of the directories are links to elsewhere?

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My production site and localhost site have a similar structure. Basically, I copy the production wordpress site to localhost and perform the steps I outlined in my original post:

Production: http://www.mysite.com/mywordpress/....
Development: http://localhost/mywordpress/

How do I check whether the directories themselves are links elsewhere? It seems like this may be an issue since accessing something like 'http://localhost/mywordpress/wp-admin' redirects me to the production site also 'http://www.mysite.com/mywordpress/wp-admin'.

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UPDATE:

After further tinkering now the wp-login.php page submits and redirects to the production site.

What I did was copy the wp-login.php code to another file wp-login2.php; and then when I noticed the redirect happening, I replaced all wp-login.php with wp-login2.php, and this problem persists.

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UPDATE:

Ok, so what I did finally was disable all plugins via MySQL:

update wp_options set option_value = '' where option_name = 'active_plugins'. The site is up and I'm able to log in. So in the end, it was a plugin causing the issue. So I disable them all since it's only for a development server. This was my solution, if it helps anyone else out there. Thanks.