Move Joomla from dev to prod


I need to put a joomla site up on a dev subdomain, and move it to the main domain once it has been approved.

Is there an easy way to do this given that it will be in the same domain site? Can I just copy over the directory structure, or will the db entries get screwed up?

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Prasadh BaapaatWeb Designer & DeveloperCommented:
Hi Ugbe,
I assume your main site and sub-site both are on same server and you will do the new website in a FOLDER (to which the sub-domain will point).

so when you get the final approval, instead of moving the site you can point the main domain to the folder... if it is not possible due to some reasons, then just move all files/folders from the sub-domain folder to root.

the site will work perfectly fine if your database is not changed.

the only change you might have to do is to the configuration.php

you will have to correct the path in foll lines:

public $log_path = 'C:\\wamp\\www\\jomtr1/logs'; ( here your path will be as per your hosting )
public $tmp_path = 'C:\\wamp\\www\\jomtr1/tmp'; (you may have to change the folder name if required)

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