[resolved] Okay to change address URL? (5 posts)

  1. billtooabsent
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just transferred a domain that had been running MT. During the transitional phase, my Host (BlueHost) had set me up with

    And so I went ahead and started setting up my WP Install.

    Now the Domain transfer is complete, and my WP blog is found at


    But when navigating, or for permalinks, etc. WP takes a visitor to http://www.addresses like

    Is this in any way insecure? I would like to have all pages be tooabsent.com/theherald/example/example...

    I did change the URL and was locked out, had to go into myPHPAdm to fix it.

    I have found the steps to put my blog in its own director, and I understand that this is how to SAFELY change the URL.

    Is this what I need to do in order to have the address bar NOT SHOW my Server IP?

    Sorry for the long-winded question, but I am just getting the hang of the lingo. WP has already outshone MT, for me. But I want to keep learning as much as possible.


  2. ulyssesr
    Posted 9 years ago #


    I think you need to change your WordPress Address (URI) and Blog Address (URI) which is both located in the WordPress Admin pages. Choose Options - General tab. Type in your changes and Update Options.

    Hope that helps.


  3. billtooabsent
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, I broke it again.

    I tried to change the Values in General Options, and got a 404.

    So I followed the steps to shange things back in phpMyAdmin to the

    Went back to General options and changed back... but still get 404.

    And cannot log-in in a new browser window.

    Site loads but with no structure or theme.

    Trying to get back to Site results in this in Address bar, producing a 404:


  4. billtooabsent
    Posted 9 years ago #


    I followed the directions for Changing the URL, here:

    And the added step of deleting the wp_content_cache did the Trick.

    I'm now up and running at tooabsent.com/theherald

  5. ulyssesr
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Cool. The cache! I never had to do this with older versions of WordPress. I'll keep that in mind if I move WordPress in the future.

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