[resolved] Difficulties switching domains (4 posts)

  1. Martin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've set up a site at http://www.thericepost.com quite recently. I have very few visitors thus far. I decided that I needed a more descriptive domain name so today I acquired the domain fifty2ninetyonline.com. (The site is aimed at people in that age range.)

    With so few visitors at this point, I figured there wouldn't be too much confusion if I started using the new domain. I'd put something on the home page to explain the change.

    My hosting service is bluehost.com. At bluehost I created a new folder for the new domain and then copied all the files from thericepost to fifty2ninetyonline. Then tech support at bluehost helped me to set up a redirect so that anyone who went to thericepost would be sent to fifty2ninetyonline. At this point everything seemed to be working fine. I go to fifty2ninetyonline.com and see everything from thericepost. If I go to thericepost I'm redirected to fifty2ninety.com.

    The idea at this point is that I will do all development, posting, etc. on fifty2ninetyonline.com.

    The problem is that when I go to http://www.fifty2ninetyonline.com/wp-admin I wind up at dashboard for thericepost. Clearly I don't want to do any work there because new work should be on fifty2ninetyonline because that's where all visitors will be.

    I asume that there must be something I need to change somewhere that will then allow me to do new work on fifty2ninetyonline.

    Can anyone tell me how to make this happen?


  2. Martin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    One more detail. I mentioned that when I go to http://www.fifty2ninetyonline.com/wp-admin I get taken to thericepost. That's what it says in the black strip above the dashboard. But there's nothing in the dashboard except the profile link.

    I then got an email, also, that said there was a new user registration. Turns out that my registration as user fifty2ninetyonline was seen as a registration for thrice post.

    I'm thoroughly confused at this point.


  3. bhpress
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Bluehost helped you move the files to the new folder. This means you are using the same install. You can change that in the wp-admin dashboard, or you can move the files back and create a new wordpress install.

  4. Martin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, bhpress. It's all fixed now.

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