How to change the WordPress Website Domain

The below steps will help you to change your WordPress website domain. In this example, we will make these changes to reflect a move from to just However, this can be accomplished between any domain or sub-domain you have hosted.


The steps defined here will NOT help you to move website site files for you! You will need to do this manually by using your FTP details. These instructions will only help you to update WordPress to reflect the correct domain name after you have moved your files. It’s better to take a backup of your file before making any changes via FTP.

  • Now Login to your WordPress site as an administrator. #

  • Click on Setting from left side menu and select General. #

  • Please change the WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to #

  • Enter the URL. For this example, we’ll change the two fields to from #

  • Click on the Save button. #

  • Please check that your target domain does not exist as a folder in the domain’s directory. If it does, you can use the File Manager tool or FTP to rename it. #

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