I have a client who have an old HTML website at a hosting space. We are developing a wordpress build at a new hosting space.
The new temporary space will have http://www.abcd.com as its domain name when complete. The old host space will be decommisioned/dumped.
So the WP build will remain in place but its absolute URL will currently be http://126.96.36.199/~abcd while building. All post images etc will have this URL.
When it comes to time to dump the old site and "transfer" / link the old URL - http://www.abcd.com - to the new space this will work only so far. All the images and other things relying on the absolute link will remain pointing to http://188.8.131.52/~abcd
Has anyone done this? Any advice on plugins to quickly fix this? Whats best practice?
The new site WILL have alot of images as it will be a catalog based site. Manually changing each one after this URL "move" would be a nightmare.
Cheers & thanks