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If you want to change your WordPress® site's domain name, you can use your WordPress control panel. However, you must also move your WordPress site's files to the proper location and make sure your new domain name's DNS is set correctly.
Following these instructions will make your existing WordPress site inaccessible for at least 24 hours. We recommend ensuring you have access to both your WordPress files and the new domain name's DNS before attempting these steps.
This article makes the following assumptions:
- You are using the latest version of WordPress. For more information, see Upgrading Your WordPress Installation to a New Version .
- You are using the same hosting account for your new WordPress site.
- Your DNS is set up. For more information, see Change nameservers for my domains.
WordPress installations managed through GoDaddy Hosting Connection® can no longer be managed using GoDaddy Hosting Connection once you complete this process.
If you have a Managed WordPress account (more info ), use the instructions in Change my domain .
You need to update your domain name in the WordPress control panel and the Hosting Control Panel.
- Log in to your WordPress control panel (coolexample.com/wp-admin. where coolexample.com is your domain name).
- Click Settings. and then click General .
- In the WordPress address (URL) and Site address (URL) fields, enter the new domain name or URL you want to use, and then click Save Changes .
- Change your hosting account's primary hosted domain name to the new domain you want to use. For more information, see Change your account's domain .
- Return to your site and log in to your WordPress control panel (coolexample.com/wp-admin. where coolexample.com is your domain name).
- Click Settings. and then click Permalinks .
- Reset your WordPress site's permalinks. For more information, see Fixing Permalink Issues with WordPress .
When working with subdomains you need to make updates in the WordPress control panel and the Hosting Control Panel.
- Copy the files from your old WordPress location to the new one. For more information, see:
- Managing Your Hosting Account's Files if you need to create the new directory for your WordPress site.
- Duplicate files or folders to copy the files from your old directory to the new directory.
If you want to move your WordPress site to your root directory, select the html directory in the FTP File Manager.
If you want to move your WordPress site to your root directory, do not enter a directory after your domain name.
If you continue to find broken images and hyperlinks throughout your site, you might need to clean your site of outdated links. For more information, see this Search and Replace Plugin in the WordPress repository.
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