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Downloading Multisite Files (7 posts)

  1. renderinnovations
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi!

    I'm using the plugin myEASYbackup and going to backup wordpress files to my server and download them.

    I am trying to do, what I feel a more complicated thing:

    I have subfolders, which each subfolder using the same theme, but all tweaked differently. With this I want to be able to be able to download each of these subfolder sites (that have tweaked theme along with the images and the content and the dummy plugins that I added to posts and pages etc.) From there I want to download them and upload it to a new server so they are now single sites.

    Could someone please help me better understand where these files are and what I would need to compress and download so that I could upload them to the new server and get them working as a new single site. I would much appreciate some push and guidance.

    Thank you!

    Adam Brackbill

  2. The THEMES are all in wp-content/themes/themename

    The SubFolders are all virtual. You'll need to export the posts from the built in WordPress exporter tool and import them to the new one.

  3. dgilmour
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Could someone please help me better understand where these files are

    Your subfolder (or subdirectory) sites are not located in real subfolders, which will be the reason you can't find them.

    The subdirectory names are used to locate the correct content via the Apache URL rewrite rules in the .htaccess file in your installation's root directory.

    Each site will probably have its own physical directory structure for uploaded files such as images. These directories are identified by the numeric blog ID and are located in the /wp-content/blogs.dir/ directory.

  4. renderinnovations
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was told that the hirearchy would be somethign like
    public_html/
    site1/
    wp-admin/
    ...
    site2/
    wp-admin/
    ...
    site3/
    wp-admin/
    ...
    I assume this really isn't the case for subfolders. That seems more for sub-domains. I see that when I click on my theme, the same theme comes up below it. I'll have to keep looking. Unfortunately there seems to be no id, no indication on which belongs to what. I'll have to keep looking. Thanks you two, I appreciate any help I can get.

    Any more guidance that I could receive?

    -Adam B

  5. I was told that the hirearchy would be somethign like
    public_html/
    site1/
    wp-admin/

    Whoever told you that was wrong or doesn't understand how multisite works.

    Themes are not sorted accoring to what site is using it. If you saved options in the theme's options pages, those are saved in the database. If you actually edited the files, we're assuming you've found them on the server already.

    you have to go look in the admin area in the site you want, fidn the theme it's using, then go see it on the server.

    but again, if you were saving options and customizations to those themes from the admin area, that is not saved in the files - those are stored in the db.

  6. renderinnovations
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry for the duel posts on this forum.

    I think my problem was, I didnt create the /wp-content/blogs.dir/ directory. which was initially needed.

  7. Those folders only store media uploads for each blog - nothing else.

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