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How to Rename a Cloned site (1 post)

  1. Robert Hart-Fletcher
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi
    Can you help me with this?
    I just lost a site by doing it in the wrong order or missing something!
    Desperate for some good advice!
    Best Wishes
    Rob

    HOW TO RENAME A WORDPRESS SITE ???

    I have COPIED a site with WPClone to a new server:
    I have 
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.com
    on (the OLD server)

    I have cloned IT with WPClone and moved IT to
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.co.uk/
    on (the NEW server)

    THAT WORKED!

    Now I want to rename the .CO.UK site to .COM
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.co.uk/
    to
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.com

    Then I need to redirect the .COM domain
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.com
    To the new site

    ------------------------------------------------

    So that I don’t break the new site or get locked out… What order do I do these things below?
    Are any steps missing?

    ————————————————————————
    CHANGE WORDPRESS ADDRESS
    on the NEW WordPress installation
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.co.uk/
    go to  Settings> General>
    change WordPress Address (URL) 
    from
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.co.uk/
    to
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.com/wp
    Site Address (URL)
    from
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.co.uk/
    to
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.com/wp
    ————————————————————————
    SEARCH AND REPLACE URLS
    on the NEW WordPress installation
    Download plugin: Blue Velvet  Update URLs
    Then go to Tools>Update URLs
    In Old URL, enter: 
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.co.uk
    In New URL, enter: 
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.com

    Choose which URLs should be updated
    - URLs in page content ( posts, pages, custom post types, revisions ) 
 
    - URLs in excerpts 
 
    - URLs in links 
 
    - URLs for attachments ( images, documents, general media ) 
 
    - URLs in custom fields and meta boxes 
 
    - Update ALL GUIDs

    Which should I tick?????
    Then Click Update URLs NOW
    ————————————————————————
    CHANGE NAMESERVERS
    On the domain registration site
    go to the 
    http://dartmouthbusinessforum.com
    domain
    Change the nameservers
    from pointing to the OLD server
    to point to the NEW server
    ————————————————————————

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