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  • Hi,

    I have a question about moving WP / changing the site URL.

    The documentation in the codex describes a number of different scenarios and I’m not sure which one applies to my situation. Here’s a brief description of what I’m trying to do.

    Currently, one of my clients has a site at but they will shortly be acquiring the domain name Within the next week or two, I’ll be getting an EPP code for that domain and will be pointing it to my client’s website – at which point a user could type either URL into a browser to get to the site. However, the browser will only show the URLs for the existing domain, since it will—at least initially—be the primary domain, and the one that the WordPress installation knows about on the Settings > General page.

    Now, my client would prefer for the visible URL to contain the new domain rather than the existing one. So I need to change the site’s URL.

    The instructions given at describe a number of very simple procedures, so I’m hoping that’s all I have to do. However, the instructions at suggest that the situation is much more complex. So I urgently need to know which procedure I need to adopt.

    Note that I will not be physically moving any of the site’s files. All I will be doing is changing the (primary) domain.

    All advice will be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.


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  • Changing the domain name is as easy as the WordPress Settings options where you change the website urls.

    *BUT* it’s important that you run a find and replace on your database after doing this change to remove all the old URLs and replace them with the correct URLs.

    This is where the Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin is quite useful.

    Then to make sure you aren’t SEO penalized, put in a server redirect for the old domain pointing to the new domain.

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