Moving Wordpress site between domains under same user

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#1

Hi guys.
I really need your help.

I have this www.exampleA.com wordpress site but at the last minute the client decided to have a new domain so I need to get all the work in www.exampleB.com. Now, what can I do?

I’ve searched around the forum but none of the solutions worked. See, I’m not a programmer and for me, the best of the solutions pointed was to rename exampleB.com as exampleB.com.old and exampleA.com as exampleB.com but when I did that and tried to go to exampleB.com/wp-admin it seems that it had redirected to something under exampleA.com and did not worked. It gave that 404 error.

So, does someone knows a way of doing it?

Thank you very much in advanced. I’m really in need here.

Pedro Rebelo


#2

did you update the site address inside WP admin? Look at the 3rd and 4th text fields on mydomain.com/wp-admin/options-general.php


#3

I just cant get to that file. Every time I try to get to www.exampleB.com it redirect’s me to : http://www.exampleA.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.exampleB.com%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1

Can you understand this?


#4

try switching the directory names back, and making the change in wp admin first, then apply the folder name changes again. i’m not a wp expert at all, i’m just attempting to lend a hand since no once else was answering.


#5

Thank you very much. I’ll try to see if that way works…
That’s the spirit…


#6

Maybe you solved this already, but if not, use the plugin “XCloner” for a full backup and restore it on the new domain.

If you have pages/posts that have URL’s in it use “Find and Replacer” (still works great with WP 3.13-3.14) and it will replace in all pages/posts which ever string you give it.