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  • Resolved merizoy


    Hi! I seem to have a pre-migration issue. It is in no way related to Migrate Guru, but to a preexisting situation.

    So, I have a WP site which is physically located in a subdirectory. BUT (due to some misunderstanding during an assistance by my webhost’s Call Center) its pointer indicates the root. In other words: as seen in the File Manager, all WP files are in the subdirectory, BUT in the browser the WP pages appear in the root However, this is not what I intended. I wanted those pages to appear in the subdirectory!

    Before attempting to solve this issue, I planned to make a copy (or a duplicate) of this site in another subdirectory, just to make sure I won’t lose anything when I ask Call Center to assist me with the repair.

    However, when starting Migrate Guru to make this copy, I was stuck in another issue. Apparently, as my problematic site appears to be in the root, any new installation of WP I will try to make will be in a subdirectory of and so it might risk to overwrite my site. Or at least this is the message I get for the WordPress installer.

    Please advise: should I go ahead with this new WP install and then try to migrate the site in the subdirectory — or should I first solve the problem of that pointer?

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by merizoy.

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  • Plugin Author ritesh.soni36



    You can migrate your site without solving the pointer problem because while migrating your site we do ask for the path, so there you can mention the full path of the subdirectory.

    If you still have any issue/query do let us know.


    Plugin Author akshatc


    We are closing the ticket as issue is resolved.

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