[resolved] can't login after changing domain name (4 posts)

  1. goldmember
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i originally built a wordpress site at http://www.lynnanneshapiro.com. then we purchased a new domain name, http://www.lynnshapiromedicalwriter.com, changed the DNS settings (i think) and had the site reside at http://www.lynnshapiromedicalwriter.com with http://www.lynnannshapiro.com be a redirect to the new site.

    however, now that the swap has been made, i can no longer login to the site at http://www.lynnshapiromedicalwriter.com/wp-login.php. when i try to login there, i get a message at the bottom of the screen saying "Waiting for lynnanneshapiro.com". And it never connects. it's probably looking for http://www.lynnanneshapiro.com/wp-admin.php which no longer exists.

    you'll also notice that if you're on the login page (http://www.lynnshapiromedicalwriter.com/wp-login.php) and hover over the "Back to Lynn Anne Shapiro" link at the top, it links to the old site and not the new one.

    what do i need to do to get it working properly and be able to login? do i need to make a change to the database? databases aren't my strong point so please be specific with any steps.

    please advise. thanks in advance!

  2. goldmember
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I got it figured out. had to go to the database and change the site url from wp_options table.


  3. goldmember
    Posted 4 years ago #

    also, i needed to add these two lines to the bottom of the wp-config file in order to get the link on the login page to match up to the new site:


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