My customer has a working Magento installation, where they are taking regular sales. We have created them a new installation in a sub-directory of the working site. It is a completely different site, new artwork, CSS pages, everything. I need to know the best way to move the new site onto the root directory, and migrate all sales, customer, products, images, everything.
What I tried first, is to, change the database connection in the local.xml to the current database, and everything seemed to look fine from the back end, but when I went to the site it now showed the original pages. I changed the base URL in the Web section of the admin, and now I have a conglomeration of both sites. So, I put everything back as it was for the moment, till I can get a better solution.
Thank you in advance.