[closed] Moving WP Site - but which files? (4 posts)

  1. davidpfox
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Apologies for re-posting, but could not find a post I thought I had put up :)

    I am looking at moving WP site and am following http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress but need to know which files I need to move and to which folders on new hosting servers.

  2. Sugar Apple
    Posted 3 years ago #

    if you do not need to install new wordpress, you can move all folder and files to new host.

    for example your old wordpress installed on wordpress folder(domain.com/wordpress), then you just need to move wordpress folder into new host.

    if not, you can install new wordpress on new host then move wp-content folder* only due this folder contains your theme, plugins, uploads, & etc related to your wordpress.

    *) of course with any files and folders inside.

  3. davidpfox
    Posted 3 years ago #

    "If you do not need to install...."
    I am assuming I have to install, and would do so by using Fantastico offered in cPanel which creates installation incl DB.

    Current site is on http://www.domain.com, and wanted to move to new hosting provider and test before updating DNS. I know I will need to modify URLs otherwise I will be redirected, but this is fine.

    Based upon an existing installation, do I still only need to move wp-content? Then also export/import DB? THen edit wp-config.php?

  4. davidpfox
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Plus, which wp-content are you referring to? www or public_html?

    (Do you know why there are these two folders which appear to have same content?)

    [ Duplicate http://wordpress.org/support/topic/moving-wordpress-25?replies=5 Closing. Please do not open up new threads for the same topic, keep to the original one instead. ]

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