Today we are going to share something very basic for WordPress Developers, but quite complex for general WP users. Recently, we have encountered many queries on changing domain names of WordPress powered sites. So, we have prepared this step by step guide to explain how to change WordPress site address (URL). There are several ways of migrating your site to another domain. Here, we will discuss the easiest method. Let’s find out how.
Change the Domain of Your WordPress Site
To make things clear, we have divided the whole process into several steps.
Before proceeding with the migration, you should have –
Know what you are doing
Access to your cPanel & FTP
A new Domain
The most important thing before jumping into action is to make a full backup. You can backup everything manually and export the database. There are also several powerful plugins which have backup functionalities. Some handy plugins are Updraftplus, BlogVault, VaultPress etc.
Find more must have useful WordPress plugins.
When you are done with a complete backup. Proceed to the next step.
1. Add New Domain to Your Hosting
To use the new domain, you need to add it to your hosting.