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multi-site find and replace to go from beta to live site causes no style sheet on one site

Hi All,

We are in the middle of launching our new website and we've hit a snag-

We changed the domain from our beta. site to www for going live- used the following script:

http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-data...

Beta.domain changed to domain

http://beta.domain to http://www.domain

We now have one site (library !!!!!! ) that has no style sheet attached to it. Others sites are missing the header images, some links are broken. Main site seems to be OK.

Are there any known issues or anyone had a similar experience that can help point us in the right direction? We think the find and replace is part of the issue, but we are pretty stumped right now.

Thanks!!

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Sounds like there might be some links in the actual theme files that need to be updated.  These wouldn't have been updated by the script.  If you could post of the live links of some of your broken sites, I could take a look at the source and debugger and see if I can pinpoint the problem.

http://mwcc.edu/library/

you are fast!!!!! :) I'll forward your comment to the web guy and see what he says. THANK YOU!!!!

we also can't get to the dashboard, so it may be bigger than that- but hope that helps.

I just turned on my chat if that helps too :)

Yep, that's definitely it.  The site is trying to pull all your javascript and css from http://mwcc.edu/library/wp-content/finishyourpath. when it should be http://mwcc.edu/wp-content/finishyourpath

For example the site is trying to find:

http://mwcc.edu/library/wp-content/themes/thesis_182/style.css - 404 Error

http://mwcc.edu/wp-content/themes/thesis_182/style.css - Correct

Sounds like a problem with the .htaccess file.

Yep, that's just what I was thinking, because it's affecting wp-includes and plugins files as well.

It should be affecting all of them if it's something with the .htaccess file. If you look in .htaccess it should have a couple lines in there affecting wp-content, wp-admin and wp-includes.

# uploaded files
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

# add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^ - [L]
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

it seems like all (?) the site are having differing levels of issues, with some its just the photos, but with the library specifically its the entire style sheet.

Can you give some links to the others that are experiencing problems as well?

http://mwcc.edu/access/ -missing header

http://mwcc.edu/veteran/ --also problematic, missing header

main site- working better (?) http://mwcc.edu/about-mwcc/

It definitely looks like a rewrite issue. Compare the urls for the header image between http://mwcc.edu/access and  http://mwcc.edu/about-mwcc/. Notice that about-mwcc is linking through the blogs.dir folder instead of rewriting the url like on the access page?

http://beta.mwcc.edu/access/files/2012/01/precollege.jpg

http://beta.mwcc.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/10/turbines9...

Also, both are coming from beta.mwcc.edu. 

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