How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another?

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another? [STEP BY STEP]☑️

At some point of time you may need to move your WordPress website to a new folder. So today in this article we will show you how to move your WordPress website from one folder to another. You can also watch this short video tutorial on how to move your WordPress website from one folder to another.

If you don’t want to watch the video tutorial, skip and proceed with the text version mentioned below.

Follow the steps to move your WordPress website from one folder to another:

Step::1 Login to your cPanel account

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::2 Open the File Manager under FILES section.

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::3 Now double click on public_html  to open. You can see many files and folders inside your public_html.

 

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::4 Before you proceed, it’s essential to create a new folder, so click on the +Folder icon present at the top

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::5 Write the new Folder name in the New Folder Name section and click on Create New Folder

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another
How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::6 Now, refresh the page, and you can see the folder named “new.”

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::7 Now, go to your WordPress installation directory

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another
How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::8 Select all the files and folders present

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::9 After selecting, click on the Move icon from the main navigation menu.

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::10 A popup appears where you need to fill in the path. As you already know, the “new” folder is in the public_html directory; you require to add “public_html/new” as the path.

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::11 Click on the Move File(s) button. Depending on the size of the files and folders, the data will be moved.

You have moved the complete WordPress installation from one location to another, and it means the main URL needs some modification. Your old URL was https://www.example.com, but the new URL should be https://www.example.com/new

To do so, follow the steps given below:

Step::12 Go the “new” folder and find wp-config.php file to know the database name

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

 

Step::13 Once you get the database name, go to your cPanel homescreen

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::14 Navigate to phpMyAdmin in DATABASES section

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::15 Click on the respective Database name and then tap on Export

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::16 Then click on Go button to save the SQL file in your local PC

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::17 Now find that SQL file and edit it using Notepad++ text editor

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::18 Replace the old URL with the new URL

Step::19 Once it is done go back to phpMyAdmin and select all the table from the respective database and right click your mouse and click on Drop option to delete the tables.

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::20 Once you see a message that No Tables found in Database, click on Import tab

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::21 Click on the browse tab to import the SQL file from your local PC to server.

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Step::22 Once the SQL file get uploaded click on Go button and you’re done.

How to Move a WordPress website from One folder to Another

Try checking your website, if everything works, congrats, you have successfully moved your WordPress site to a new folder.

Congratulations, you have just moved your WordPress site from one folder to another!

That’s all, You are done!!!

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