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  1. josoap
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've made a difficult task for myself and could do with some advise.

    I've built a WP site on my own server during the development stage.

    The client is happy with it and we're ready to go live. I need to transfer what I've done to their server BUT they want their current WP site to stay live until everything's completely moved over and approved finally.

    So,

    A) I need to put the new site in a separate folder initially, not in the root directory where the current site is.

    B) Does this mean I have to create another database by going through the normal 5 min install?

    C) Once the site is running in the sub folder location, what do I have to do to move it to the root directory.

    D) Finally, they've asked me to back up the current site so they can revert to it if necessary - they don't want any down time.

    I just need to know the most efficient way to do this really.

    Thanks for any advice.

  2. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    A) I need to put the new site in a separate folder initially, not in the root directory where the current site is.
    yes

    B) Does this mean I have to create another database by going through the normal 5 min install?
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_to_a_New_Server

    C) Once the site is running in the sub folder location, what do I have to do to move it to the root directory.
    see:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    D) Finally, they've asked me to back up the current site so they can revert to it if necessary - they don't want any down time.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups

    Always make full backups before and after moving a site (files and database). And in this case be sure to do a full backup of their current site also

  3. josoap
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you.

    I'll start working through this tomorrow first thing. Got client for another job just arrived.

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