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Changing domains of my WordPress blog

  • I created a WP blog on a new host from my old site. In order to test it the blog is pointing to abc.hostisp.com whereas my old site is http://www.abc.com (just an example).

    I’m ready to switch the DNS to point http://www.abc.com to the new hosted WP site.

    I did a search and was a little confused from a previous response to this question.

    Do I just change the URIs on the options admin page and that’s it or is there something else I have to do using myPhpAdmin tool to change something in the mySQL DB?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    @otto42

    Switch the DNS first and leave abc.hostisp.com pointing to the site as well. Do not change the URIs on the options page until the DNS change has taken effect.

    But yeah, assuming you’re not actually moving from one server to another, changing the URIs is all that is needed. The only catch is that those URIs must be pointing to valid locations of the blog at all times. If they’re ever invalid, the blog becomes inaccessible.

    Thank you Otto !

    WHOIS showed that dns were changed so now I can go to abc.com but my header, sidebar and footers are missing. I also cannot get to my admin page – url doesnt exists, all links point to abc.com/wp

    UPDATE – might not be an issue, it might just be that my company’s dns servers haven’t updated yet.

    Try to define your URI as “/” insted of http://bla.bla.bla. that suppose to work

    Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    @otto42

    UPDATE – might not be an issue, it might just be that my company’s dns servers haven’t updated yet.

    That would be my guess. It can take up to 2 days for cached dns entries to disappear, sometimes. Patience.

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