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WordPress. How to move your website from one domain to another

In this tutorial we will learn how to move your website from one domain to another.

WordPress. How to move your website from one domain to another

1. Log in to your WordPress site. Go to the Administration > Settings > General panel.

2. In the box for WordPress address (URI): change the address to the new location of your main WordPress core files.

3. In the box for Site address (URL): change the address to the new location, which should match the WordPress (your public site) address (URI).

4. Click Save Changes.

Do not try to open/view your blog now.

5. Move your WordPress core files to the new location.

6. As part of the WordPress installation, you must modify the wp-config.php file to define the WordPress configuration settings required to access your MySQL database.

7. To change the wp-config.php file, you will need this information:

  • Database Name

    Database Name used by WordPress

  • Database Username

    Username used to access Database

  • Database Password

    Password used by Username to access Database

  • Database Host

    The hostname of your Database Server.

8. Open wp-config.php file and change database name, hostname, user and password:

define('DB_NAME', 'wrd_examplename');

define('DB_USER', 'wrd_exampleuser'); define('DB_PASSWORD', '123456789'); define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

9. Login to PhPmyAdmin tool and export the database (of the existing website).

10. Login to PhPmyAdmin tool and import the exported database to a newly created database.

11. Now, try to open your site on a new hosting / domain.

Note: If you are using custom Permalinks, go to the Administration > Settings > Permalinks panel and update your Permalink structure to your .htaccess file, which should be in the same directory as the main index.php file.

Existing image/media links uploaded media will refer to the old folder and must be updated with the new location. You can do this with a search and replace tool, or manually in your SQL database

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

WordPress. How to move your website from one domain to another

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