Moving to another domain name (7 posts)

  1. m4c3w4n
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I'd like to move an existing wp site to another domain name while retaining the settings. Suggestions?
    I'm running debian (gnu/linux) so commands are fine.
    The current site is:
    It is being moved to:
    At the moment macewan.net is being forwarded to valeriemacewan.net. We are in the process of dropping the forward but not until I resolve the issue of moving the existing information.
    If it isn't possible I can just do a clean install of the latest wp for macewan.net.

  2. Root
    Posted 11 years ago #

    This would need to be a straight export / import of the mysql db.

  3. Matt Mullenweg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    With 1.2 after the site has changed domains you will need to modify 2 settings in the database for it to work right. In the options table the "home" and "siteurl" row will need to be changed to match your new web address.

  4. m4c3w4n
    Posted 11 years ago #

    hrm, it's the same hosting company so maybe just changing the variables would work

  5. Anonymous
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I was able to find in the options table the option_name "siteurl" and change the option_value to the proper url. I could not seem to locate a "home" row however, nor can I find the old url address value anywhere else in that table. Now when I mouse over the login and register links, the comments rss links, I can see in the proper url in the address bar, but when I mouse over the categories and archives links or any comment links the old url is still showing up...
    Is the "home" value in another table??
    Thanks for the help.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    home is in the same table - do a search in sql for it.

  7. rudyegenias
    Posted 9 years ago #

    From what I am editing right now. The wp_option table has 70 records.. if you're using phpmyadmin it is by default only displays 30 records.. home is not there(maybe) edit the sql to show 100 records or so but greater than 69 to show all the records and change the starting from field to 0


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