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I am in a rush and need someone to help change the URL of my WP site.

I think it has something to do with Editing wp-config.php, but I don't know what that means. I am a serious WP noob. Literally I have a WP.org site set up that I like, but I want to change the URL to a different domain that I also control.

Thanks,

Malcolm

Answers (5)

2012-10-17

Gabriel Reguly answers:

Hi Malcolm,

I can do it for you, send me the FTP details via PM.

Regards,
Gabriel


DubyaMC comments:

Sorry, you are dealing with someone who is new to all of this.

What is PM? ...and I don't know what FTP manager if any is being used.

We just changed the name of our company (from CDP Companies, to Strata Capital), so I would like to change my current wordpress.org site from cdpcompanies.com to strata-capital.com.

I have all of our login information for both Godaddy accounts (one URL is located on each) and of course the wordpress site that is currently cdpcompanies.com.

Is it possible to do this over the phone?

Thanks,

Malcolm


Gabriel Reguly comments:

Send me a message using this link [[LINK href="http://wpquestions.com/user/contact/id/1329"]]http://wpquestions.com/user/contact/id/1329[[/LINK]]

The GoDaddy accounts info is fine, just remember to change the passwords either before or after I change your data.


Regards,
Gabriel


Gabriel Reguly comments:

Malcolm has sent me the login details, now the issue is that he has 2 separate accounts with GoDaddy. So I am awaiting instructions from him.

2012-10-17

Arnav Joy answers:

see this link

http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

define('WP_HOME','http://example.com');
define('WP_SITEURL','http://example.com');


DubyaMC comments:

I have seen that link, but I don't understand what they are asking me to do.

Where do I "define" ('WP_HOME','http://example.com') etc?

Do I access this via my dashboard?

Thanks,

Malcolm

2012-10-17

Abdelhadi Touil answers:

Hi.
What do you mean exactly by "change the URL to a different domain that I also control"? Do you want that you have another domain name and you want it to point to your wordpress website? Please explain more, and it's better to give us your links.

2012-10-17

Spencer Tomosvary answers:

With the Godaddy access, you can gain the proper information to be able to make the requested changes via an FTP client. Meaning that you'd use a program such as filezilla to make changes to the WP-Config.php file in the public html folder of your site, as indicated by Arnav. Usually, all that needs to be done is add the two lines as suggested by Arnav, however this can cause some websites to break depending on additional plugins and specific theme configurations. In that case you'd need to do a search and replace throughout the database (advanced) to reflect the domain change.

You will also need to do a wildcard redirect (domain forwarding) from your old domain to the new one.

Godaddy may be able to do this for you as it is a simple procedure. If you are not familiar with all this it may just be easier for you to contract the help of a professional and expect to pay around $50-$75, perhaps more since you're in a hurry.

PM means private message. You can private message some of the techs here for help and they'll be more willing to offer a phone number or email address and you can provide your account details that way.

I'd love to help more, but that's about all the time I have for now. Best of luck.


DubyaMC comments:

Thanks very much spencert, I appreciate the help.

2012-10-18

Francisco Javier Carazo Gil answers:

Remember to change all references to old domain in database, you cannot do a direct UPDATE in SQL because some data are serialized, so you will have to use this tool: http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/