I have a wordpress installation running in my root folder, and I want a copy in /en (including theme, posts and pages). I want a bilingual site and found the plugins too complicated for me - so I decided to simply run a duplicate in /en.

I've created the /en folder and download all the wp files from my original install - i've also copied the database.

Where do I go from now? Do I need to install wordpress again, or can I just move all the files to my new folder, make a new database based on the old one, and change the settings in wp-config?


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yes Patrick, you need to install wordpress again in that directory and add a new databases or just use the existing one just put in mind that u should not use the same prefix which you used in your root installation, and after that just pop any en or english link in your root site lining to that newly made english wordpress.

  • Thanks, I've installed Wordpress in my new folder now, but I'm not sure if I should "replace" the database with a copy of the original one, or just somehow copy the contents from it into the db of the new install? Sep 15, 2013 at 20:56
  • that will be up to you, you can also do like export the sql file and then import in your new database.
    – rockStar
    Sep 16, 2013 at 6:10

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