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domain name won't switch (3 posts)

  1. chaz19
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    well, I can I got in a little over my head and I need some help to make sure I follow the correct codex instructions....I'm afraid to mess anything up after all this work. Here's my situation.
    I created the following WordPress site on this URL:

    http://www.chazsouthard.org/baystaterestaurantbrokers/

    everything worked great I was happy and I wanted to move it to its new home. I purchased the domain name http://www.Baystaterest.com. So as I've done in the past with static websites I went to my domain server and forwarded the
    BayStaterest.com folder to
    http://www.chazsouthard.org/baystaterestaurantbrokers/
    fantastic! Everything seems to work... the index.html file appears well now at
    http://www.BayStaterest.com

    however, when I go to click on the other pages I created--
    that damned ChazSouthard.org URL appears instead of what I want like http://www.Baystaterest.com/?page_id=2

    what to do?
    I understand there's ways to move WordPress files around but what I don't want to do is screw up anything that has been worked on. The database I imagine will stay the same as should the URL but I'd like it to appear as noted before. Is there a simple solution on my going to be folloing many steps very carefully for a while?

  2. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's doing that because you have your stuff set in your options page as "chazsouthard.org". Your *easiest* solution would be to log into WP, go to "Options" and change th Blog URI. (Don't even *think* about touching the "WordPress URI"!!). Just change the URL in "blog URI" to your "baystaterest" url, and then redo your permalinks (if you have them activated).

    Your admin login will remain the same, but the site itself will be viewable with your new domain name.

  3. chaz19
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    your a lifesavor! Thank you so much -- it's working great.

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