How to Make a WordPress Domain Change

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Changing your WordPress domain can be an easy process, but you may need help if you are not experienced. If you do not know how to do this, it may be best to call your hosting company or site management service for assistance. Although WordPress domain changes are not technically difficult, you should still consider the help of a professional before embarking on this new project. First, make sure to perform a full database backup. Secondly, if you are using cPanel, you can add your new domain from there.

First, you need to log into your FTP client and enter your FTP account information. Once you have this information, you can access your website files. Next, select the database you wish to change your domain to. Usually, this is phpMyAdmin. In this database, you should find the wp_options file. If the URL is still the same, make changes to it by replacing the old domain with the new one.

Second, you need to update the address of your primary domain on your hosting account. Otherwise, your site will go down. If your domain has not yet expired, you can still use the old address as long as you update the URL. However, your site will be known by the old URL, so it’s best to change the URL when you have little traffic. Then, make the necessary changes to the URL for your WordPress site. There are several ways to make this change.