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I have been trying to move my wordpress installation into public_html for almost two full days now. I have read and re-read the advice on how to do so on wordpress and have followed instructions multiple times. Currently my website looks like all styling has gone out the window (http://maingardguitars.com). Is there a way to reinstall the theme while maintaining all content and structure? Is that the best option? I'm very much a novice when it comes to html, css or anything like that... Please tell me what I can do to rectify this situation. Thank you in advance Nate

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Danny
Hi Nate, The issue is that it seems that neatly all of your CSS is pointing to this address: http://maingardguitars.com/natewordpress/ How did you move your site, have you followed these instructions. http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

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I did try that...I have now restored the old site using backups and the new wordpress site is saved into a subfolder in public_html. I am going to run through the whole tutorial to move wordpress to public_html again and see where I end up...

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oh, one other thing: the main domain is guitarsafrica.co.za but I have been using the parked domain (maingardguitars.com) in my naming, etc...will this have an effect and, if so, how should I move forwards?

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I followed the wordpress instructions to the letter and the site worked for a few minutes and then began acting up again in the same way as before. I inspected the elements using chrome and saw that almost all of the links were still pointing to the subfolder in public_html (http://maingardguitars.com/natewordpress), even though I followed the wordpress instructions exactly (trust me, I've done it so many times over the last few days). I have now restored my website to how it was before I started trying to move wordpress into public_html. The old original website is working again: http://maingardguitars.com (parked domain under http://guitarsafrica.co.za) but the new site I've been working on is now not working at all (http://guitarsafrica.co.za/natewordpress), I just get a white screen with a pagelines logo in the middle. http://maingardguitars.com/natewordpress takes me to an older version of the site which is missing a lot of the content I added just before starting the failed migration. Please help...I've been fighting with this for three days, and finally understand the term 'pulling his hair out in frustration'. I have a feeling it might have something to do with the fact that I used the parked domain of maingardguitars.com as the primary domain in all my url naming from the beginning. Could it be that? I am a real novice with all of this and feel quite over my head at this point, although I KNOW it must be a simple solution! PS: where would I backup platformpro settings? I didn't know I should, so I guess that doesn't happen automatically?

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Rob
In your WP site, go to Dashboard > PlatformPro and select one of the tabs (any). Scroll to the very bottom of the screen (where most gems are hidden in any theme or site) and you'll see a long oval button "Download Theme Settings". Click it, and save the settings to your desktop. Also, go Dashboard > Tools > Export and export the content of your site, saving that file to your desktop. Now, when you make the switch in your older HTML based site to WP, you import the settings for WordPress (Dashboard > Tools > Import) and with PlatformPro installed, just import the settings for that (also in Dashboard > Platform then any tab, again at the bottom, use the import option).

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You may need to ensure that the .htaccess file is CHMOD to 777 and save your Permalinks to make sure links work correctly. Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks

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globalnative
Thank you @rangelone! I did a clean install of wordpress in public_html and then imported the previously exported WP and pagelines settings (pagelines import and export is only found in the accounts tab, perhaps that's new?). Everything is working now, except that my concern is that all of the plugins are still stored in the sub-folder http://maingardguitars.com/natewordpress/wp-content/plugins. None of my nextgen galleries are working because they're pointing at http://guitarsafrica.co.za/wp-content/gallery but the files are still in /natewordpress subfolder. How do I go about moving all necessary files into public_html? Will it be safe to just drag and drop the wp-content folder using filezilla and overwrite what is already in public_html? I'm not sure what 'CHMOD to 777' means, please elucidate:). Thank you for your time and assistance, I appreciate it!

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