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New Primary Domain (3 posts)

  1. designisyay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I just changed my primary domain (hosted by bluehost) to something else other than my previous one. It was successfully changed/renamed. And then bluehost told me to move the public_html file to the new domain. However, they also told me that if I'm not comfortable doing it, I better ask someone else to do it. So I assume it is really difficult.
    Then I went to settings > general, and changed the site url and wordpress url to the new domain name, and everything is done.
    So now I'm just wondering, if bluehost support say it's going to be difficult, and I've researched on the internet and everyone say it's a difficult process, what do I have to know? What could happen to my blog, or what's actually happening? Do I still need to move the files?
    Also, when I search my blog on google, the blog still comes out as the old URL. How do I change that?
    I need some suggestions on what to do, please. Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is designisyay.com (formerly catgonemad.com)

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. The steps are not that difficult, but it does require you to fiddle with the database, so that can be a bit daunting.

    The link provided by @kmessinger will help get you started.

    Basically, you will need to move the files AND change all instances of your olddomainname.com to the newdomainname.com in your database.

    Good luck.

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