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Please explain WP file structure - new user (2 posts)

  1. lkingman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I now know how to copy a WP sight to a new domain. That is not the question. I just want to understand how WP files things.

    Note: Before I did anything I had zipped and downloaded the site folder which I thought would contain everything I need. Apparently I was wrong.

    1. While spending a day to figure out the site transfer, I made my original inaccessible by changing the settings/URLs to the new location per instructions of an online poster (GRRR#@!!). I got a redirection and error. Not to worry I thought, I had downloaded the original site folder two days earlier.

    2. So I upload the backup site and it does the same thing. It redirects to a folder that did not exist when I downloaded it two days earlier.

    So as far as I can see, WP must file the database somewhere else. Can someone kindly tell me what's going on here?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need to export database using phpmyadmin as when you zipped the database is not included.

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