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Change WP from IP address to Domain Name (6 posts)

  1. amazon3d
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This thread seems to have my issue pegged: Link Here

    However when I try to change my URL I get the error:
    The WordPress address you entered did not appear to be a valid URL. Please enter a valid URL.

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What do you try to change it to?

  3. amazon3d
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The site is list as http://173.xx.xx.xx/username/
    It should be http://www.domainname.com

  4. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I need the real url so I can duplicate the error. If this is new, it can take up to 48 hours to propagate across the web.

  5. amazon3d
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    its an existing domain, bridges-environmental.com

    It converts to IP when you go to the site.

  6. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-move/ that might work for you. Make sure you have database backups.

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-move-wordpress-blog-to-new-domain-or-location/ also has instructions on changing the database.

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