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  • I moved my site onto it’s permanent domain name earlier this week (same server) and now my image links are broken. I’d hate to have to reattach all of the images on all posts….

    I followed these instructions ( but it did not fix the problem so I restored my database from a backup.

    I think the following caused the problem but I don’t know how to fix it:

    The original installation was on and the WordPress URL was while the site address was

    When Go Daddy support helped me reassign the domain, he insisted that I install it as, so there wasn’t a redirect.

    Can I just change the WordPress URL to (where the wordpress files live) or will that cause additional problems?


    PS – I was looking at the database tables this morning and noticed that the DB-site table has as the domain – that’s what it was before and subsequently When I moved the site to I did a search and replace from so I’m not sure how that reference is still there.

    Should I change it? Should it be or (where the WP files live)?

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  • You can. Install WP at, import your database and contents into it, and change all the URLs to instead of

    I hope you know how to do it.

    Krishna – thanks. I already have my WP install on so I think the problem is that the Go Daddy support had me change my WordPress URL from to

    I’ve backed everything up so I think I’m going to go ahead and change it back and cross my fingers….

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