Topic : Staged clone then set as live site, Help Please

Posted By: basix10 on March 25, 2021, 8:33 pm

I cloned my live site (Prestashop 1.7 Softaculous installation) and then staged the clone and changed the Prestashop settings for it to be the main live site (live as in and all the files/folders in public_html).
I have done a lot of work on the staged site which I believed was the live site.
Now I want the staged site to be the main site but my only option is to push live back into the old clone site (both have different DB).

Would it work if I made another clone of the current live staged site and delete/remove (with Softaculous) the main staged site then move the folders and files of the cloned current staged site into the public_html folder..... I have not done this yet.

Huh!!! yeah! I need help.

How do you make a staged site that is a copy of a cloned site, sitting in the main directory the main live site?

Posted By: basix10 on March 27, 2021, 5:20 am | Post: 1

For future reference, if it helps, in softaculous installations... if someone on prestashop stages a site from a subfolder  to the main public_html directory the best recourse to get the site back working again from the staging site is to:

1: Push the Staging Site live back into the subfolder
2: Delete the Staging site with Softaculous
3: Check File Manager to make sure nothing is left in public_html except the subfolder
4: Clone the subfolder into the main public_html directory

Nothing else works... Instructions from Prestashop on moving subfolder to public_html does not work in this instance, 18 hours of pure slog...

Posted By: Brijesh on March 31, 2021, 12:45 pm | Post: 2

Sorry for the delay in response.

At the moment it is not possible to set a staged site connect with the live site other then the one for which staging was created.

The best option is to remove the live installation (make sure to take a backup if it is a live site) and then Clone your Staged installation to the live URL.

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