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Will Putting Backed Up WP-Content Folder In Root Affect My Other Sites?

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Hi! Got my email saying that the site has completed quality control and that I can move ahead with the transfer.

Before I do, I have a question:

I made a "duplicate" WP-Content file from YOUR cPanel and saved it on my desktop. Now when I copy it to MY cPanel root (public-html), it will in effect, replace the WP-Content file I already have there, will this change affect my other WP sites's Themes, plugins' etc?

FYI: All sites are add-on domains. Shared hosting with Hostgator. I know AskJonLeger Support doesn't supply support for these type of queostions. I'm wondering if some one here can enlighten me.

I have a feeling that there is no cause to worry, my other sites will be in their own "blissful theme state" as if nothing happened. Just want to make sure  :)

Re: Will Putting Backed Up WP-Content Folder In Root Affect My Other Sites?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 06:06:42 AM »
It depends on where the NJ site is on your server.

Your primary domain's files are at public_html (or shouuld be) and each addon domain has it's own directory (or should) in public_html like public_html/mysite1.com and public_html/mysite2.com So if your NJ site is also an addon domain then the wp-content folder needs to go in that site's folder, not public_htm It shouuld only go directly in public_html if the NJ site is your primary domain.

Re: Will Putting Backed Up WP-Content Folder In Root Affect My Other Sites?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 09:57:46 AM »
So if your NJ site is also an addon domain then the wp-content folder needs to go in that site's folder, not public_htm It shouuld only go directly in public_html if the NJ site is your primary domain.

Hi Josh,
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I put the folder in the public_html folder. The "Transfer To New Host.pdf" file does not really make that clear of a distinction. It would be nice if you could add what you just told me to that "Transfer To New Host.pdf file. That may explain why I have three "Home, About, etc" pages when I go to the transferred site.  :-\
« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 10:20:55 AM by fillip »

Re: Will Putting Backed Up WP-Content Folder In Root Affect My Other Sites?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 08:31:07 AM »
So if your NJ site is also an addon domain then the wp-content folder needs to go in that site's folder, not public_htm It shouuld only go directly in public_html if the NJ site is your primary domain.

Hi Josh,
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I put the folder in the public_html folder. The "Transfer To New Host.pdf" file does not really make that clear of a distinction. It would be nice if you could add what you just told me to that "Transfer To New Host.pdf file. That may explain why I have three "Home, About, etc" pages when I go to the transferred site.  :-\

Hi Fillip, it's a pretty standard procedure. You would put it in the same directory where you are putting the site. I understand that everyone is at a different point in their technical knowledge, but we have to make a line somewhere. We can't create an A-Z tutorial on everything there is no know about websites. We'll consider adding a bit more instruction, but to be honest we've had very few complaints about the transfer PDF. It's pretty straight forward in most cases.