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Copying, not moving, my WordPress installation? (3 posts)

  1. Kesava
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a WordPress site at mydomain.com

    I am attempting to create a new version with things like Buddypress integrated. In order to get it working fully before I put it on the live site, I want to copy my wordpress installation into mydomain.com/new then I can change everything I want and leave the live site unchanged. Then once I'm finished I'll delete the live site and move move the installation in /new to the root directory.

    Which part of the "moving WordPress" guide would I follow in order to do this? There are a bunch of different things there but I'm not sure what is best suited for me, I don't want to touch my original WordPress installation, just copy it.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. conorp
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Install a new version of WordPress at /new
    Download the database of mydomain.com
    Upload it to the database of mydomain.com/new
    Copy wp-content folder from mydomain.com to mydomain.com/new.

    The instructions are brief, but it gives you the general idea.

  3. Kesava
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for putting it so clearly, but I've never done anything with databases so I'm unsure how to

    Download the database of mydomain.com
    Upload it to the database of mydomain.com/new

    I know where to download a database in cPanel, but then what? I don't know how I can associate it with the /new installation.

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