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    Hi guys,
    First of all i want to apologize for my bad English. I will try to explain my thought as simply i can. I am totally newbie with sites so please forgive me if my questions are a little bit (or much) naïve.

    I have a site online already at the moment and i am preparing a new version of my site in wordpress. Let’s assume that this url link is my present site that is on-line at the moment: http://www.example.com/category-1

    The new site i am working at the moment has the following url: wwww.test13.example.com/category-1

    The problem is that my new site will have around 900 active links-url’s when will be ready. So it will be very difficult for me to change all the url’s by removing the “test13” part and leave only the http://www.example.com/category-1 from each link.
    Is it possible to set up my new site with the same url as my site that is on-line right now? Or, is there a way to remove the “test13” part of the url of my new site from all the links at once when it is ready to go on-line?
    Thank you very much for your time reading my questions
    Michael

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  • Here is a very handy tool for updating URL’s across an entire WordPress database, I use this when moving from a staging domain to a new production domain. https://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/Backup your database first, just in case.

    If you have hardcoded links in your template files, you will have to updates as well but I would hope that everything in there is relatively linked. I use PHPStorm to search entire directories for the staging URL while running the database search & replace linked above. I am sure there are free file searching tools you can find on the web though.

    Craig,

    many many thanks for your reply…! You are a saver…!

    Regards
    Michael

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