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I have to move and update a very old Joomla-1.5 website. Since I moved it, the frontend login doesn't work anymore but the backend login does. When I try to log in, the page is just reloading. It doesn't matter if I use wrong or right login data.

In the database, I get entries in the session table but they do not contain any information about the user. So it doesn't seem to be a session issue.

New site: http://cig-online.de/intranet/joomla/index.php

Old site: http://christen-im-gesundheitswesen.de/

Does anyone have any idea where I can look next?

Thanks!

  • The new page is loading for me. Please add your solution and mark this question as answered. – Terry Carter Dec 29 '16 at 22:25
  • @TerryCarter Yes, the page is loading but I can't log in. When I try to log in, the page is just reloading – Jonathan Schiffner Dec 29 '16 at 23:48
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    please check if there is any overrider created for this module. It shows a number after hitting the login button and then reloads back – Liz. Dec 30 '16 at 6:57
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    @Liz. thank you! It looks like that number was the problem. Deleting the function solved the issue. – Jonathan Schiffner Dec 30 '16 at 19:52
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Most likely the issue is that you haven't modified the tmp path and the log path in the configuration.php file to reflect the new environment.

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From the comments, it looks like this one is solved but in case others find this question, some things to check when a moved website is not working as expected:

  • the .htaccess file (in particular, check the RewriteBase /, Options +FollowSymLinks lines or any non-standard lines - compare with htaccess.txt for the default settings)
  • the configuration.php file, check tmp and logs paths are correct, try setting $live_site = ''; if it's not already
  • check for any php.ini files in the root folder and also in the /administrator folder - php.ini files are often not needed any more as you can configure PHP settings via cPanel or similar
  • try disabling URL Rewriting in Global Configuration

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