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Change Your Domain Name using WordPress

There are a number of reasons you may want to change your domain name.

For example your company may change it’s name, your may be re-branding, you may have forgotten to renew your domain and lost it, you may be building the site with a temporary domain name but for whatever reason, it can be edited once your site has been built.

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There are 3 options to do this change, you can edit the general settings of your site, edit the wp-config.php file or directly change your database. They are ordered in ascending order of difficulty.

Option 1: Edit General Settings

Within the WordPress Dashboard, Click Settings > General and you will see the WordPress Address(URL) and Site Address(URL).
To change the domain name, simply change the URLs in these two areas.

BE WARNED: As soon as you do this, your blogs address will be changed, if you do not have your domain configured correctly, you will not be able to login.

Option 2: Edit wp-config.php

The second way to change your domain name (and easiest to fix) is to set two new entries in your wp-config.php file.

Edit this file using the ftp client of your choosing and add the following two lines

define(‘WP_SITEURL’, ‘’);
define(‘WP_HOME’, ‘’);

These entries correspond to the two URLs from method one.  Enter your new domain name and save the new wp-config.php. When you attempt to access the old domain you will be re-directed to the new one.  If you are having problems, simply remove these two lines and you will have access to your old domain.

Option 3: Edit The Database Directly

This one is a bit more advanced, but if you are happy editing your WordPress database with tools like phpmyadmin then this is another way to change your domain name

Navigate to your wp_options table, it may be called something like wp_options and find the two entries siteurl and home

Edit these database entries with your new URL sand save them to the database.

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