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  • m4c3w4n


    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 is being forwarded to 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

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  • Root


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

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg


    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.



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


    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.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

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



    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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