Building a site to replace my current website that is up and running.. (3 posts)

  1. Skotter
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I need a little bit of help. I am building a new wordpress site that will replace my current website and use the same url. I've been told that you should not change the entries under general setting where I set the site url once I have begun development of the website. I did in fact test this and it broke all the links to the media I had inserted into the website.

    So i'd like to set that site url the same as what it's going to be when I go live. However once I do that(set the url to what it's going to be when I go live) I lose the ability to manage the site from the webserver that wordpress is installed on as it wants to resolve to my site that is up when I enter the url on the wordpress server. I also lose the ability to connect via localhost. Can someone help me get around this or give me the proper procedure?

  2. keesiemeijer
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try moving your site from a sub directory to the root directory:

    If you don't develop in a sub directory try moving it this way:

  3. Skotter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Very Nice the script worked great. After doing more searching I think what i'm going to do is the following...and correct me if i'm missing something. I am going to give the site url in wordpress the FQDN of the old site i'm replacing. I am then going to modify the localhost file on the windows server to resolve the FQDN of my current site back to the wordpress server. Then when i'm ready to cut-over I just have a DNS change and all should work well. Then I don't have to run the script before go live, I can now develop on the wordpress server with the FQDN of what it's going to be. Your thoughts?

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