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  • Hi Guys,

    I have a client who have an old HTML website at a hosting space. We are developing a wordpress build at a new hosting space.

    The old site is at http://www.abcd.com – the new WP build is at a temp URL eg http://90.80.70.6/~abcd

    The new temporary space will have http://www.abcd.com as its domain name when complete. The old host space will be decommisioned/dumped.

    So the WP build will remain in place but its absolute URL will currently be http://90.80.70.6/~abcd while building. All post images etc will have this URL.

    When it comes to time to dump the old site and “transfer” / link the old URL – http://www.abcd.com – to the new space this will work only so far. All the images and other things relying on the absolute link will remain pointing to http://90.80.70.6/~abcd

    Has anyone done this? Any advice on plugins to quickly fix this? Whats best practice?

    The new site WILL have alot of images as it will be a catalog based site. Manually changing each one after this URL “move” would be a nightmare.

    Cheers & thanks
    Aidan

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