I’m attempting to help a client make some adjustments to the theme and layout of their WordPress website, this WordPress installation was installed using “Softaculous” to create the database on an external website called Lunar Pages. Since I do not wish to make these changes live just yet, I created my own personal WordPress, also installed on an external host using “Fantastico De Luxe” on my server, which is with In Motion Hosting. I was going to export the website and import it to my server; however, I ran into some issues. The Softaculous version is missing the export/import options in the WP Admin Panel. I attempted to back up the installation through the Hosting control panel and found the permissions were restricted so a manual transfer didn’t work correctly either.
Now, the differences between the two are listed below. Both are fully up to date using the 3.4 version of WordPress, both are being viewed by the administrative accounts.
In the Softaculous WordPress installation I am missing a few modules:
- The complete Appearance module/tab (housing themes, etc.)
- Tools only displays Meta-Data & Available Tools (missing import/export)
- Plug-ins only displays Akismet configuration (missing “add new”, Installed plugins, & Editor
What could be causing these differences? Is this because of the tool used to install WP or is it because they’re currently using different themes? Is there permissions issues with this administrative login on the suftaculous account? Or do you require more information to make an educated response?
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