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  • Rothgarr

    (@rothgarr)


    Howdy. “Long time listener, first time caller here…”

    I’m a WordPress newb so I’ll try to be detailed as possible.

    A client asked me to redesign and update their site. Their current site uses WordPress 3.6.1 (*gasp*) and Genesis 2.0.1 theme.

    I want to redesign the site using a subdomain so that I don’t disturb the live site during the update and redesign. I cloned the site to the subdomain (using options in Softaculous in cpanel). But whenever I try to log into the /wp-admin or /wp-login at the subdomain it keeps redirecting me to the /wp-login of the top level domain.

    Is there something special I need to do to have a completely separate clone of the site while I update the site?

    Thanks!

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  • Rothgarr

    (@rothgarr)

    As an alternative, would it just be easier for me to register another temporary top level domain and clone it to that? (And then copy all all the files back to the main domain when I’m done). Not sure if that would just create another set of headaches with pointing URLs/pages/posts to the right place…

    What I wound up doing to fix this was installing a complete clean, fresh new copy of WordPress on my subdomain.

    Then I installed “All-in-One WP Migration” plugin in both the old and new installs. I exported from the old, imported into the new, and voila! It worked, no more redirecting.

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