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  • Resolved proverbs31woman

    (@proverbs31woman)


    I want to update the domain name of my site from http://www.virtualassistantsgroup.net to vadirectory.net.

    Basically I had vadirectory at another server and kept it live while building a new site with the other domain on a different server. Now it’s completed I want vadirectory.net to be the default domain – mainly because I have a membership that logs into the site and want them to retain their usual logins.

    I did try the settings change in the dashboard but it didn’t seem to work and kept trying to resolve.

    Rather than trial all the options listed in codex thought I’d ask here who has tried doing this and been successful in it please?

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

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    Follow this guide specifically: https://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Changing_Your_Domain_Name_and_URLs

    You’ll start by changing the domain’s name servers to direct to your hosting provider, then move to step 1.

    Alternatively, change the domain’s name servers to direct to your hosting provider, only do step 4, then ask your hosting provider to map the domain to the same directory. Your site will have some downtime with this method, but there’s a lot less you need to do.

    Thanks for that. Actually found another fix. I already had the domain parked at the site so was able to change both addresses in the settings in the dashboard and it’s now working fine. A colleague who is a programmer set it up for me.

    The domain was already pointed to the server – sorry I didn’t mention that.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    You’re welcome! Glad you got it working. 🙂

    Me too, thank you for responding, it is very much appreciated.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Glad to help! 🙂

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