I am getting ready to change the uri on my installation from
ip#~username to the domain name http://www.realsite.org
Are these steps accurate and in the right order?
1. Back up everything, database, wp-config, htaccess, wp-contents
2. Deactivate plugins
3.Copy sql database
Then Login :
I will change the name currently ip#~username to http://www.realsite.org this panel:
2 Go to the Administration > Settings > General panel.
3 In the box for WordPress address (URI): change the address to the new location of your main WordPress core files.
4 In the box for Blog address (URI): change the address to the new location, which should match the WordPress address (URI).
5 Click Update Options.
6 (Do not try to open/view your blog now!)
Take another dump of the database file?
Would seem to me that I would have to point the new domain name after doing the above settings or nothing would show??
Do I need to remove the current .htaccess file? (I have permalinks set)
Before pointing the new domain name?
And before doing these steps?
Do I do this after setting the uri in the setting panel, but before pointing the new domain name?
– If you are using Permalinks then go to the Administration -> Settings -> Permalinks panel and update Permalink structure to your .htaccess file.
Another question, if i set the address as :
http://www.realsite.org, will WP use that address, or strip it to realsite.org?
thanks for any clairification,
this stuff makes me so nervous!