'localhost' references on live site (3 posts)

  1. Evan_
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Some problems with 'localhost' being used on the live site.

    I developed a website locally (xampp, wordpress). I used localhost in the site settings, because I had to, and all worked fine on my PC.

    Then I transferred the site to a server and things were broken in multiple places.

    1) The images in the Pages articles were hardlinked to localhost.
    Like this: 'http://localhost/wp-content/...'

    I would be expecting them to be abstract like this: 'wp-content/...' ?
    How do I fix that? (I had to go to each image and fix it separately)

    2) I could not navigate the live website or even login to the control panel, because all links pointed to localhost. I had to do some trial+error behind the scenes stuff to finally get it to work.

    What would be a simple way to do this? Being able to easily move sites back+forth is important for me.


  2. alphonse
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You should change the WordPress address and the Blog address in the settings page.

  3. ClaytonJames
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I agree with alphonse. There is a good reference for the required steps in part A) of the instructions for moving to a different server found here.

    Moving WordPress to a New Server

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