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CyberShot says

I am working with wordpress on localhost. I got everything working just fine. My question is this.

I am working with a live site. I have downloaded the sql file and I have uploaded it to localhost. I have found that if I change the address by doing a mass find and replace then the site displays messed up. But If I just edit the home url and blog url then everything shows fine. Got any ideas?

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themeva says

Are you talking about custom fields containing URL ’s?

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CyberShot says

no, I mean opening up the sql file and doing a find/replace the domain name with http://localhost/foldername

when I do that, the theme displays funny, if I just change the url of the home and blog in options using phpmyadmin then it displays better

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themeva says

Yeah it seems WP is really sensitive to changes, I’ve had issues with people using full domain URL ’s in custom fields, when they do a mass find and replace it breaks the data. I’ve had to stress not to include the full domain name (unless it’s an external URL which is fine) for images etc.

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