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  • Hi,

    I have my wordpress installed under Root in my Cpanel. It’s been a few years since I first created my site. I went ahead and designed a whole new site and wanted to start clean. I created a sub domain and installed wordpress under root in a separate folder and set it up.

    I now want to take the current site and back it up in a folder then, take the new site and drop it in root. When I copied it over into root, it did not work. Do I need to do anything with file paths or what gives?

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  • Can you give some more specifics about your server environment and the configuration files (don’t share anything secret like passwords). For instance, what is the path in your apache configuration file for the New vs Old domains (Are you using virtualhosts?)

    I have a similar (or the same) question. I am working with one other person on a new site for a client. I set up 2 WP installs with the same theme and plugins installed and at the same host. One is at say, and the other at say, The designer has set up a nice first pass design on x1 with our common theme. Rather than start plugging in my functions into that, I want to use to debug my functions and widgets. How do I migrate the theme and all from to so they look they same?

    Fixed my issue. It had to do with SEO ultimate plugin. It was messing up my file paths.

    You should be able to just copy everything to the new location. I would just back up everything.

    I thought you can’t “just copy everything” over because wp uses hard-coded file paths?

    Also, what do you mean by back up “everything”?

    And which backup do you use?
    I tried using both the backup/restore in the theme and also the WP export/import in Tools. Some of it worked but, it looks nothing like the original install.


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