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[Resolved] Restore tool restores to one folder "up"

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  • Plugin Author Michael De Wildt

    @michaeldewildt

    That is correct,

    It is designed to be used on an empty host within it’s own folder. So running it in http://myblog.com/restore will restore your blog to http://myblog.com.

    The tool is still in beta so I am still ironing out some of the kinks.

    Cheers,
    MIkey

    Here’s the problem with your plan. If you look at many shared hosting providers, they give you web space – inside which there is a folder claled “public_html” or “www” … that is where your actual website resides. The Root level folder is NOT where the website resides, but a dropbox restore using your tool will put the site in the wrong place EVEN if it’s a “fresh” or “empty” host.

    The website says “Just upload and unzip the restore wizard on your server in the directory you wish to restore your site to.” … I think that is the right plan.

    Scott

    Plugin Author Michael De Wildt

    @michaeldewildt

    Gday Scott,

    You are correct, even on normal Ubuntu Linux servers the default wwwroot for Apache is /var/www/.

    As mentioned it is designed to run in its own directory. So, in your circumstance you would just drop it in the ‘public_html” inside it’s own directory. Eg /path/to/public_html/restore/

    Then all you need to do hit the restore directory from your browser and follow the steps to restore your blog to ‘public_html’.

    The reason I opted for this approach is because leaving any of the restore files on your server afterwards is a security risk. Ergo deleting an entire folder afterwards is easier then locating all the individual files.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    MIkey

    I understand.

    Would you please update the instructions?

    The website says “Just upload and unzip the restore wizard on your server in the directory you wish to restore your site to.

    … may need to say something like:

    The website says “Just upload and unzip the restore wizard folder inside the directory you wish the WordPress install to reside. For example, if you want to install to /path/to/public_html, you would put the restore folder in /path/to/public_html/restore/”

    thanks…

    Plugin Author Michael De Wildt

    @michaeldewildt

    No worries mate.

    I really need to update my documentation for both. A massive overhaul of my website is on the roadmap.

    Cheers,
    Mikey

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