New domain name, update page URLs
I have a rather convoluted question that I’m not sure if the answer to is going to be simple or complex!
The WordPress site for our theatre company (‘oldname.com’) is hosted in a subfolder of our main site (which is not a theatre company) – i.e. mainsite.com/theatre. We’ve recently changed the name of our theatre company, and have pointed our new theatre domain name to that folder, so that now ‘newname.com’ and ‘oldname.com’ both point to that folder (mainsite.com/theatre). I’ve changed all the content on this theatre site to reflect the new name and participants.
What I’ve found is that when I go to ‘newname.com’, the proper new URL appears in the address bar, but if I click any of the navigation for any of the pages the old name URL shows up in the address bar. For instance, for the About page, instead of the URL being ‘newname.com/about’, it shows ‘oldname.com/about’.
In our Dashboard General Settings, I’m wondering if I can just change either the WordPress Address (URL) and/or the Site Address (URL) settings from ‘oldname.com’ – which they are now – to ‘newname.com’…but there’s a helper link that points to this page:
that has me a little confused. I don’t want to *move* anything, I just want all the pages to reflect our new domain name, but I’m afraid changing that in this part of the Admin area might screw up the site somehow.
Anyone have any thoughts, reassurances or warnings? I can try to elaborate if that’s too confusing. Thanks so much!
Apologies for not giving the actual URLs, which I can if that would be helpful. I’m still learning this stuff and wasn’t sure what kind of security issues I might open myself up to if I revealed our folder structures, etc.!
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