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How to get me downloaded wordpress site into xampp?

Postby Nea1 » 12. April 2015 14:12

Hi,
I recently changed hosting company and thought I had done good by backing up my htdocs folder via FTP. I know now I should have used the export facility on the Wordpress dashboard and everything would be simple.

I have since installed XAMPP and now have a local Wordpress working.

My first attempt was to move the downloaded site htdocs folder to the XAMPP folder but this did not work, next I moved my downloaded Wordpress into the XAMPP folder and I have wordpress and my plugins. I have no pages or posts which is what I need if it's possible.

Can anyone advice which files/folders I need to get into the XAMPP htdocs folder to make my old site work offline or am I going about this the wrong way? Have I fecked it up and lost my site forever? :oops:

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Re: How to get me downloaded wordpress site into xampp?

Postby Altrea » 12. April 2015 14:37

Hi Neal,

Nea1 wrote:next I moved my downloaded Wordpress into the XAMPP folder

Don't do that. This folder is not meant for your own projects.
You should better find out why it does not work from (a custom subfolder of) htdocs.

Nea1 wrote:I have no pages or posts which is what I need if it's possible.

Well, if you just backuped your static data (files) your data is still missing.
wordpress is a database based webapplication so you need at least a dump of your hosting database.

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Re: How to get me downloaded wordpress site into xampp?

Postby Nea1 » 12. April 2015 15:08

Okay, this has helped far more that I expect you know. My old database is still live. I have just exported it, any advice on how to get it working offline?
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Re: How to get me downloaded wordpress site into xampp?

Postby Altrea » 13. April 2015 17:07

There are wordpress guides explaining all needed steps. Already searched for them?
http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/ ... live-site/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
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