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  • I am changing my WP blog domain extension from site.info to site.org

    Site.org is an addon domain and will point to the same directory that WordPress is currently installed on. What do I need to do to reflect the domain name change in WordPress? Can I just change the admin URL settings or do I need to do something within the database also?

    I’ve read the ‘moving wordpress’ codex help but am still confused! Would appreciate any help or advice, thanks!

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  • whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    change the url settings. as long as the files arent moving thats all you need to do.

    kwcdc,

    In case what whooami says isn’t clear this is a reference to the settings within the admin panel Settings > General. Then look for the following two fields:

    1. WordPress address (URL)
    2. Blog address (URL)

    thankyou whooami and doc4 – that worked!

    I just noticed that when I hover over the image on my home page that it still points to the old .info domain:

    see http://potomachomesforsale.org

    Can anyone tell me why is this happening and what can I do to change it? Thx

    kwcdc,

    It seems this issue is resolved.

    This thread seems to apply to my situation but I’m a bit confused in comparing the simple steps described here to the rather frightening and elaborate steps described in the WordPress Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    My situation is this:

    1. I’ve built a WordPress site on a temporary URL issued by the hosting company (http://59.89.etc/etc/etc)

    2. I am now ready to point the DNS for the actual domain (www.example.com) to the exact same directory and database etc. used by the temporary URL mentioned above. No files, folders or directories are being moved. Everything is staying exactly where it is.

    3. Is it really just as simple as changing the WordPress address and Blog address in the General Settings? If so, why all the elaborate descriptions of changing names in database tables, editing config files etc. described in the wordPress Codex?

    I really appreciate any response that helps me make sense of this.

    whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    Is it really just as simple as changing the WordPress address and Blog address in the General Settings?

    yes it is, as long as you do things in the right order, and thats what the codex is for — reading the directions and following them.

    If so

    If you read.. those are directions are typically for fixing things after you have NOT followed the directions.

    thank you for this answer!

    I have been asking this and getting varied answers as well.
    The only thing I am unclear on is :
    Do I disable Permalinks before the name change?
    Thanks!
    ~bobbi

    Andy Christian

    (@stdestiny)

    Contributor Day Volunteer

    no, you can leave permalinks alone. they don’t look at what domain you’re on, just what comes after the first /.

    In the above scenario, at what point in this process do I point the DNS?

    Before I change the WordPress address and Blog address in the General Settings?

    or after??

    thanks

    My situation is the same as this:

    My situation is this:

    1. I’ve built a WordPress site on a temporary URL issued by the hosting company (http://59.89.etc/etc/etc)

    2. I am now ready to point the DNS for the actual domain (www.example.com) to the exact same directory and database etc. used by the temporary URL mentioned above. No files, folders or directories are being moved. Everything is staying exactly where it is.

    And it is installed in the root at temp url..
    what i need to know now is:

    when do I point the DNS to this server?
    After I make the changes to WordPress address and Blog address in the General Settings?

    or before??

    thank you

    Please anyone?

    whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    it makes no difference.

    if you change the settings in the backend before the dns change propagates, you will just be redirected back the where the domain ***was*** hosted. Once it propagates it will work.

    dns changes can take 72 hours.

    it makes no difference.

    thank you whooami.

    I do know about dns and the time it can take.
    I was just concerned about ‘borking’ (new wp word??) the temp set up.

    I really appreciate your response.

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