Mirrored domain newbie question


#1

I posted here a couple of weeks back to say that I had registered a new domain and in the meantime wanted to work on the Wordpress install before it became active.

It was suggested that I should create a mirror so I created this:
comphealthclinic.dreamhosters.com

Set up the site fine using this and now that the main domain is now active, I want to switch it to the proper one. I’ve clicked on ‘remove’ on the mirror domain, but now when I view the main one (comphealthclinic.co.uk), I can see the text/images of each page but it’s like the theme and any Wordpress features aren’t there. Also I can’t login using comphealthclinic.co.uk/wp-admin - page not found.

Am I doing something really stupid here? Do I need to activate the main domain somehow? thanks.


#2

Update: I have re-enstated the mirror so that the main site is displayed OK until I can work out how to do this (is currently working).

Can anyone please help?


#3

Did you update the information in your wp-config.php to reflect the domain name change?


#4

Hi Ryo-ohki, nope I’ve never amended this myself ever - I have downloaded it and I don’t see any references to the domain in there, just database parameters.

?


#5

Ok log in to admin section and you should see settings on the dashboard. Update wordpress url and site url


#6

Sorry do you mean the Dreamhost admin section, or the Wordpress admin (dashboard) - I can’t find this option in the Dreamhost panel site or under the Domain settings.


#7

the wordpress admin


#8

Right, but as I mentioned above, I can’t get to the Wordpress backend ( /wp-admin) login page on the main URL - it’s as if it’s not there


#9

i believe that you have to make the change in WP admin before you make the change on the server.


#10

you did say that you could access your wordpress information fine through the mirror. that’s what you need to use and update the settings.


#11

Yup I could before I switched the mirror off, but not afterwards - I know see why! I didn’t realise I would need to change some settings before I switched it off!

Sorry folks, total newbie here but I now have it working on the main domain name fine so will switch off the mirror.

thanks!