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    This is follow up question to a previous question posted on problems I’m having installing WordPress through Go Daddy. The problem boils down to this: I’ve migrated my site – which is here – from local host to an external host via Go Daddy, except that clicking any link on the site refers me back to the local host. People on this support forum have suggested I go into WP Dashboard, Settings>>General and change the following fields

    WordPress Address (URL):
    Site Address (URL): http//localhost

    so that they both read:; but this hasn’t solved the problem. Go Daddy have suggested its connection strings and permalinks, but I’ve followed their instructions regarding these and still no luck. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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  • Thanks for this, Esmi.

    I’ve figured out that a lot of my problems were to do with local host address migrating to external site. All posts in wp-posts table in database were showing as local host not new URL. I changed all these with a plug-in called Search and Replace, available in WP Dashboard plug-ins, which found and replaced all local host addresses in my database with new URL. I hope this has done the trick.

    Just to add that Go Daddy told me that in WP Dashboard Settings>>General, the WP address and the Site Address should be the same.

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