Developer created new repository instead of using existing one. Merge?

I had a developer do some work on my site and I asked him to upload/log all his changes to my BitBucket account. Instead of adding them to the repository that already existed for this website he created a new one. Is there a way to take the contents of one repository and move them to an existing repository?

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Did he start with your full repository to begin with, or just your production website files?

You'll probably want to use a local repository to do the work.

If he used your whole repository, clone the new one, add the original as a remote, then push to that.

If he just used your website files as a starting point, you should probably clone your original, set the new repo as a remote, then merge his changes.

Either way, make sure you verify that the final product is what you want before pushing back to the original repo.

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