Transferring website domain name (12 posts)

  1. cruiser34
    Posted 5 years ago #


    i already have a website http://www.blueguitar.info

    i'm redoing this site in wordpress so in order to keep it going while i redo it i installed WP via my cPanel under the name http://blueguit.tsohost.co.uk/blueguitarV2/

    when i am finished building the new one i want to delete the original and give my new WP site the http://www.blueguitar.info domain

    how to? hoping it's easy enough? :O ;)


  2. cruiser34
    Posted 5 years ago #

    where's the crying emoticon

    is it as bad as it looks?

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No. It's can be completed in under 5 mins.

  4. cruiser34
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ok thanks. i've another question don't go lol

    i created a SecureWebdisk via cPanel so i can get access to all my files.

    all my files for both sites are in the 'www' directory (inc the WP install)
    i'll be creating lots or links on the WP site to files in this directory

    when i change the domain will that affect anything or am i looking at this correctly

    is the domain and files / folders etc seperate?

    i'm just scared i make the whole site and when i transfer none of the links work


  5. all my files for both sites are in the 'www' directory (inc the WP install)
    i'll be creating lots or links on the WP site to files in this directory

    No no.

    Are the WordPress files in the folder blueguitarV2 under www? If so, all you have to do is change the URLs.

    Have you see http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Within_Your_Site ? If everything is on the same server, it's pretty easy.

  6. cruiser34
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i'll have a read thanks :)

    basically this is my current site


    and here is the WP site


    that blueguitarV2 folder is within the 'www' folder

  7. miocene22
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If your wordpress site is on a different hosting package you'll have to move the site to your main host.

    This generally involves exporting your wordpress content to an xml file and then importing this file to the live site. You also have to copy over your theme and reinstall any plugins you use.

  8. miocene22, I'm 99% sure that http://blueguit.tsohost.co.uk/blueguitarV2/ is an ALIAS for http://www.blueguitar.info/blueguitarV2 - If you go to the latter, you see a weird version of the former

    Okay, then you SHOULD be able to just change the URLs to http://www.blueguitar.info/blueguitarV2 for starters.

    If THAT works, then probably the easiest thing would be this:

    Change the Site and Home URLS of http://blueguit.tsohost.co.uk/blueguitarV2/ to http://www.blueguitar.info/ - At this point you will LOSE your blueguitarV2 site. That's okay. DON'T panic :)

    Rename www/wp-config.php to www/wp-config.php.old

    COPY www/blueguitarV2/wp-config.php to www/wp-config.php

    COPY www/blueguitarV2/wp-content/theme/ to www/wp-content/theme/

    And that should be it. You may need to re-save the permalinks, but you should be good.

  9. cruiser34
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yikes! ok i think i got that ;)
    i might do that pretty soon and just update the site as i go along. at least i'll have the hard part over.

    thanks again

  10. cruiser34
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi ipstenu

    i'm almost ready to transfer to my new WP site, currently here: http://blueguit.tsohost.co.uk/blueguitarV2 with your guidance above ;)

    had another question. what about my old website http://www.blueguitar.info do i need to deactivate that?

    or do i just move all the files for it out of the www folder? (its an old site built with dreamweaver). or will changing the URL for my WP to http://www.blueguitar.info overwrite the old site?


  11. cruiser34
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hi ipstenu

    i tried to get my site up but i'm lost
    can you help pretty please :p

    cant get to my WP dashboard or anything :(

    i'll just give you access to my ftp to be honest, desperate

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