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You’ve just launched your website and you already want to make a change? Don’t worry, it’s easy enough! This guide will walk you through how to change the URL of your WordPress site. Whether you’re switching from HTTP to HTTPS or changing the domain name, this post is here to help.

Step 1: Back Up Your Website

If something goes wrong during the process, having a back-up of your website is essential. It won’t take too long and it could save you a lot of time and energy if anything goes awry. So before you start making changes, take some time to back up your WordPress site – that way, no matter what happens, you have an easy way to return things back to normal.

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Step 2: Change URLs in Database

Once your website is backed up, head over to phpMyAdmin (this can usually be accessed through cPanel) and open up the database associated with your WordPress installation. Look for the wp_options table; this holds information about all the values associated with your website. Click on ‘Edit’ next to ‘siteurl’ and ‘home’ – these are both set as by default but can be changed easily enough by simply replacing that URL with whatever new one you want; don’t forget to include http:// at the beginning when typing out a new address too!

Step 3: Change URLs in Settings Menu

In WordPress’ Settings menu, there’s an option called “General” which allows you to update both Site Address (URL) and WordPress Address (URL). These should match up with what you’ve added into phpMyAdmin earlier – so go ahead and add in your new site address/domain name here too! Make sure everything looks correct before saving any changes though; if something isn’t quite right then it could cause issues later on down the line so double-check everything before moving forward!


Conclusion: Making changes like this in WordPress might seem daunting at first but with our step-by-step guide, it doesn’t have to be! Just remember – always back up your website beforehand so that if something does go wrong then it’s easy enough for you to restore things back as they were originally. Once that’s done then all that’s left is following our instructions above and voila! Your domain name has been successfully changed. Good luck!

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