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How to create a copy of your Moto CMS 3 template for new website

1. Single Moto CMS template can be used to build only one website, so additional lisence is required to run template for new website. In order to make a copy you will need to purchase another Moto CMS template with the same number as your original template. You can find your template number in your account
at https://accounts.motocms.comYou should receive your login and password for this website to email address that was used for purchase.

2. Please purchase a template.

3. Install default template you have purchased by using this tutorial. Please use the same value for your "Prefix" text field as you were using in your old template. You can leave it empty if you never used this text field to install Moto CMS 3 template. If you need a new domain for your new site, you can get it with any domain registrar, such as BlueHost or GoDaddy.

4. Connect to your server with original template by using FTP connection. Then please download following folders:


5. Export a database from phpMyAdmin on your old server:

  • Go to an existing database in phpMyAdmin
  • Click Export at the top
  • Leave the settings as they are, click the "Save as file" checkbox and click Go
  • This will download a .sql file to your computer

6. Now you can connect to your new server where you have installed default
template that was purchased recently. Please upload files you have downloaded in step 4 in binary and active modeAlso you will need to replace files with same names during file upload.

7. Open your phpMyAdmin control panel for your new website, select database with your newly installed template and remove all Moto CMS tables from your database.

8. Upload database tables from your old server to new one, by using "Import" section in phpMyAdmin control panel, to import *.sql file you have created in step 5.

9. Then open your settings table and change your website.address value to URL of your new website(for example

10. After it you need to submit a request to our support team by using this form with your hosting control panel or phpMyAdmin control panel login details and we will replace the licence in your template to a new one. Once you get a reply from our team you can proceed with next step.

11. Then you can open your Moto CMS 3 control panel under new domain name.
Your login and password will be the same as in your old template. Once in your Moto CMS 3 control panel please open settings tab and click on "Save changes" button.

If you have any further questions you can submit a request to our support team at this page

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