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Change domain from development site to live site domain.

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    Vincent Gentile

    I’m new to wordpress and I created this site in an extra domain with the intention of loading it to the real domain when I completed the site. There isn’t any post activity just the website.

    I am using: studio-press: Prose theme and the site is:

    In my reading it seems complicated… there and easy solution to change the url on the same hosting platform..?


    Hi Vincent–

    You probably want to speak to your host about this. They can usually offer some insight. You might be able to just add an addon domain in cPanel. However, you will have to also change all references of the old url in your database (see the plugin I mention at the end of this post).

    If you’re moving to a totally different url, then it would probably be best to move your site:

    Essentially, you need to:
    -Download your entire WordPress directory with all plugins, themes, uploads, etc
    -Export your database via phpMyAdmin

    -upload the file to the new location
    -import your new database

    You will probably have to make some changes in your database (ie change all mentions of old domain to new domain). This plugin will help you make those changes in your database:


    Vincent Gentile

    Thanks Steve……….Much appreciated.

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