This short WordPress tutorial shows you how to install WordPress with WordPress Toolkit, and then move it to a different location by cloning it or manually.
The simplest and easiest method of moving your WordPress from any location within your cPanel account is to use WordPress Toolkit’s Clone option.
WordPress Toolkit is AI-driven, feature-rich WordPress management tool you can (with a single click), stage, clone, sync, update, copy, migrate, and more.
With tools such as cloning and smart updates, it not only is the most secure way of managing WordPress, it also gives you everything you need to take control of your WordPress websites even if you have 1000 of them.
The interface makes it possible for you:
- to easily install, configure, and manage WordPress websites
- to manage admin and database password management
- to make your WordPress search-friendly with an in-built search engine indexing management
- gives you a single sign-on functionality
- keep WordPress safe with automatic security hardening
- a single place for your plugin and theme set management
- use the staging and cloning functionality to move our test WordPress installations
- mass update WordPress automatically with smart updates
WordPress Toolkit is free to all paying customers.
How To Move Your WordPress To A Different Location By Cloning It
Log in to your cPanel.
(Please always remember to back up the account before making any kind of change on your files, database, etc.)
Look at the top-left side of your cPanel for WordPress Toolkit.
Or scroll down to the “Domain” section and click on WordPress Toolkit.
Select the existing WordPress installation.
Click on the “Clone” option from the top menu.
If cloning to your primary domain, select the “Use existing domain or subdomain” option.
Select the domain or create a new subdomain.
If cloning to a different folder, type in the name of the folder and click “Start“.
If you wish to make changes to the database, then do before clicking “Start“.
Else, just hit the “Start” button to start the process.
When the cloning process is completed, visit the newly-cloned website and ensure that it is working as expected.
Then access Toolkit and use the Remove button to remove the now-not-needed (example.com/blog) WordPress installation.
How To Move Your WordPress To A Different Location Manually
You can also do this move WordPress manually.
This might be the case if a unique situation compels you to go the manual route.
To start, log into your WordPress Dashboard
Go to Administration >> Settings >> General.
Modify the WordPress address (URI) from (example_domain.com/blog to example.com)
Modify the Site Address address (URL) from (example_domain.com/blog to example.com)
This will obviously trigger an error.
Ignore it for now
Log into your cPanel.
Again, always back up your hosting account before making changes to will affect a whole website. If modifying a file, always back the file before proceeding.
Once you are in your cPanel, find the “Files” section and click on the File Manager icon.
Move into the folder you have the WordPress site in (e.g. blog)
Highlight all the WordPress files and folders and click on the Copy icon.
Enter the destination folder (e.g. public_html).
Click the Copy Files button.
Now go back to the public_html folder and the files will be there.
Log in to WordPress admin via Toolkit.
Revisit Settings >> General and visibly confirm that it is now pointing to the URL.
Visit Settings >> Permalinks and ensure the link structure is the same as your new URL.
Go back to WordPress Toolkit.
Click on the Scan button.
WordPress Toolkit will check your account for existing WordPress installations including the one you just moved.
Once the scan has been completed, the WordPress site will appear.
Visit the website and ensure that it is working as expected.
Come back to Toolkit and use the Remove button to remove the now-not-needed (example.com/blog) WordPress installation.
That’s all folk.