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Installing with Joomla (4 posts)

  1. RecoveryCoach
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK so I already have a Joomla website running and I wish to migrate across to WP using a plugin. So I tried to install WP via Softaculous but already run into problmes. Get the following error message:

    The following errors were found :

    Installation cannot proceed because the following files already exist in the target folder :
    index.php
    .htaccess
    Please delete these files or choose another folder.OR
    Select the checkbox to overwrite all files and continue

    I don't want to delete any of the Joomla stuff yet - as I said I hope to migrate it. what to do? Help please! Thanks :)

  2. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Install WordPress into a subfolder.

  3. RecoveryCoach
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So not via Softaculous at all? Thanks. I really need these things explained to me step-by-step as I am not a tecchy.

    This looks like a reasonable explanation?

    http://www.zimbio.com/WordPress/articles/HRP89uvNN6E/Steps+migrate+site+joomla+wordpress

    I am trying to install WP into the root as we speak. I think the poster above means 'folder' when he says 'file' in the first steps though...

    If I follow this do you think I'll get there? Thanks!

  4. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes he means folder when he said file.

    The idea is to install WordPress in a subfolder so you can take your time setting it up. When you're ready to switch over then move it to the root folder. You can either move it complete, or follow the instructions at the Codex page below.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

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