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Moving forum to another directory

Hi, still new to this system, and like it more each day.
So.. I placed it in a directory just to check it out initially, and started doing mods and such and now that I find that I'm going to stick with it, I want to move it, 'cause I want to build a landing page, for other options besides the forum, mostly bad planning on my part. Anyway.. so I'm thinking and with advise from others, just re-installing new a new directory, but my question (finally) is what files should I recopy over to this directory from the current system with all the mods. I have some themes and plugins/apps that I've installed and some changes in some of the .css files and such.. so just looking for the easiest way to do this. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    Just upload and install everything like you did the first installation then just copy paste over the stuff you modified. Like if you modified a theme, just copy the whole thing over to the new one. Same with plugins. Or just ftp it and overwrite the existing one. Any way that is how I would do it, but someone else might have a better idea. :)

  • It's either re-installing, like VrijVlinder says or move over the files to the new directory and then : delete /cache/*.ini files.
    I think re-installing is easier.
    After re-installing just move over the plugins 1 by 1 and then activate them of course (new database, so you need to activate / install those plugins)

    Then move over the themes.

    Everything step-by-step.

    Make backups between the steps of your database. It doesn't hurt to have good backups.

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  • Thank you both for the help. So far, so good. One question, where are "discussions" held? I mean what folder/file?
    Thanks again

  • /applications/vanilla/controllers/class.discussionscontroller.php

    Promise you won't break into that file and manually alter things. It would become a small disaster to support that.

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  • there are no folders that represent the url pattern, that is not how a modern MVC frameworks work.

    after tot he dispatch it is sent to the app controller, which processes data using models and render a view.

    grep is your friend.

  • LincLinc Detroit Admin

    @bposner Discussion data is stored in your database. If you're looking to change how discussions looks, use a theme with some custom CSS to change it. There isn't a "discussions" file that you can edit.

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