Updating Your WordPress Domain Name: A Rooster’s Step-by-Step Guide to WP Config File

Well, well, well! So you want to update your WordPress name? I, the wisest and wittiest of DomainRooster, am here to you out! Follow my step-by-step guide, and you’ll be strutting your stuff on a new domain in no time!

Step 1: Your Site First things first, never forget to backup your website before making any changes. This will save you from the heartache of losing all your hard work in case something goes wrong during the process.

Step 2: Access the wp-config.php File Open up your wp-config.php file, which can be found in the root directory of your WordPress installation. This is the file that contains all the important information about your site, including connection details, keys, and, of course, the domain name.

Step 3: Change the Domain Name Locate the lines of code:

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

Change the URLs to your new domain name. sure to include the “http://” or “https://” at the beginning of the URLs. For example:

define(‘WP_HOME’,’https://newdomain.com‘); define(‘WP_SITEURL’,’https://newdomain.com‘);

Step 4: Update Database Tables After changing the URLs, you need to update the database tables. Go to the “wp_options” table and locate the “siteurl” and “home” fields. Update these fields with your new domain name.

Step 5: Save the Changes Once you have made all the necessary changes, save the wp-config.php file and upload it to your server.

Tip: If you are moving your site to a new server or provider, you may also need to update your settings to point to the new server.

And there you have it! Your WordPress site should now be up and running on your new domain name. Just remember to clear your browser cache to ensure that the changes take effect.

Here’s a standard wp-config.php file, with the areas that need updating highlighted:


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