[resolved] 4 "w"'s - Change wwww.xxxx.com.au to www.xxx.com.au (6 posts)

  1. Informus
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Didnt realise I had 4 "W"'s !!!
    I must have done a typo at the beggining of my instal and not noticed?

    Happy with my site;

    But want it to be standard 3 "w"s.
    How can I change it to
    and have it all function the same?

    I tried changing in the dashboard under general and changed
    WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to http://www.xxx
    but the site stopped and I couldn't log in!
    I sorted that via Hostgator and wp-config - options and home (I think - it was late at night!)
    ITs all working great - just too may wwww's

    Can I change some simple code?
    If so how?

    Re-install WP at correct domain and copy pages and code with a simple copy and paste?
    Am I correct that Wp is actually installed at wwww.functionalexercise.com.au
    and I can do a fresh install at

    and the database wont get messed up?

    Much thanks!

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 4 years ago #

    First of all, neither the wwww or the wwww are required. Check for yourself by visiting functionalexercise.com.au

    The www or wwww is typically an 'a record' in DNS. Consult with your host.

  3. Informus
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you - but I dont understand what steps to take next?
    Are you suggesting I start a dialogue with Hostgator?

  4. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes. Contact Hostgator first to see if the error is with the DNS a record - use this discussion to talk with them.

  5. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This appears to be resolved - please share the steps taken and then mark as resolved if so.

  6. Informus
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for tips and advice.
    Hostgator were excellent.
    Thru the live "chat" they discussed the issue, confirmed some DNS settings, re-set what needed to be re-set and talked me thru how to re-name my _public.html foder that the web page was pointing too.
    Vey helpful and very deucational too.
    All working better than before.

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