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Options to Prevent Overwriting Files (8 posts)

  1. abbigood
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please can anyone out there help with options to prevent files from overwriting during installation.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What files?

  3. abbigood
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    During installation of word press using Filezilla.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes - but what files? why would you want to prevent over-writing of WordPress core files?

  5. abbigood
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    content file,but I read one of the resources material that during installation of WP-files, that I should make sure that directory is empty, so I would not overwriting anything. i have tried several times to instal WP-files using Filezilla and each time I experienced files overwriting.Can you please advice me on the action I should take if files is overwriting?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress stores your site's content in your database - not within any files.

  7. michael.mariart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The only files that you should not be uploading are in /wp-content/uploads/. Everything else is fine.

    Exactly what files are you having problems over-writing? Are these tempaltes in your theme, or images that you've uploaded or something else that we can't guess?

  8. websitehelp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The simplest solution is to back everything up, every time you work on your website. Back up all of your server files and your database. That way, you're not reliant on anything to save you. If something goes wrong and a file gets overwritten, you can always replace it.

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