I have Wordpress code files from an old website which I downloaded from WP File Manager that I want to look at on my local host. I have downloaded Xampp and set up a local host Wordpress website.

How do I now upload the code Wordpress files that I have, in the admin section on my local host, so I can see the front end of the website from the Wordpress code files that I have?

I have tried uploading the files via WP File Manager on the local host version, but it does not work correctly, because it has all the code files from local host website, so it's duplicating.

Or is there an easier way to do it?

Thanks for your help!

  • What have you got exactly? Plugins, themes, a database export? If you've got all the files then you probably only want the wp-content folder from the download, which has plugins themes and uploaded images.
    – Rup
    Nov 13, 2022 at 21:26
  • You should just be able to find the WordPress files in the xampp folders too and copy the old files there. You shouldn't have to use the admin panel and plugins for that.
    – Rup
    Nov 13, 2022 at 21:29
  • @Rup I have downloaded all the files from WP File Manager
    – H D
    Nov 13, 2022 at 21:30
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    You will also need the database. Nov 14, 2022 at 2:06
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    If you can install plugins then you can find one that will give you a database export too. Or a WordPress site export (there's one built in, or plugins) should have all the same information as well. But you should ask your developer for a database backup, there's no good reason they wouldn't give you a copy.
    – Rup
    Nov 14, 2022 at 14:01


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