I got given a db dump using Craft 3.5.16. After installing all the dependencies using composer and npm I can login to the admin section.

However, I do not see any entries or any files in the admin section. In the frontend, I can only see the basic skeleton of the website including the footer and the correct CSS but no content. All links in the footer redirect to the live website though they should go to local pages.

The DEFAULT_SITE_URL is set in .env, pointing to the right local URL. There are no errors in the logs either.

Any clue what could be going on would be much appreciated! :)

  • Stupid question: I assume they also gave you the credentials to log into the CP and have administrator access? If you can log into the live site, that would be helpful to compare. You're also going to need the site's templates folder to replicate the live site. Dec 8 '20 at 16:17
  • yeah i can log into the live site and can compare stuff but i got no idea anymore where to look. locally, i can also log into the admin section but i see none of the content. when i browse the database the content is there though.
    – nerdess
    Dec 8 '20 at 16:59

I might be wrong on this but...

After running composer, did you have to go through an install process? If so, the DB/site you were given might have been configured to use a database table prefix.

If you look in your database, do you see some tables call assets then a second one called xxx_assets (xxx_ could be anything)?

If so, in your .env file, make sure have DB_TABLE_PREFIX= set to whatever prefix (the xxx_ part) you are seeing on your tables.

  • yeah they use a prefix and i've set it in .env so this is not the problem :(
    – nerdess
    Dec 8 '20 at 16:56
  • Argh... Worth a shot :) Do you see rows in your entries or assets table?
    – Oli
    Dec 9 '20 at 4:43
  • jup, plenty of stuff in both of them :(
    – nerdess
    Dec 9 '20 at 7:08
  • Do you know if the account you are login in with an admin account?
    – Oli
    Dec 9 '20 at 7:25
  • yeah it is an admin account
    – nerdess
    Dec 9 '20 at 10:43

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