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WordPress Tools: Change WordPress URL

This article will explain how to change the Site URL or Home URL setting in WordPress. This may be useful if you have moved your WordPress site or are planning to move your WordPress site.

Note: Changing the Site or Home URL settings does not move the site. The addresses must be the correct address to reach your site or content. If either of these are set incorrectly you may break your site.



Access The Settings Panel

  1. Click on the WordPress Tools tab at the top of the account.
  2. Click the Settings link on the left side.

Change the Site URL

The Site URL is the address that visitors type into their browser to view your site. You may want to update this if you have recently moved your site.

  1. Click the Settings link on the left side.
    WordPress Tools: Update URL's
  2. Using the Select WordPress dropdown, choose the WordPress site that you want update the URL's on.
  3. In the Site URL box, enter the new site URL.
  4. Click the Set Site URL button to save the change.
The site URL is now set in the WordPress database. You can review your site and make sure the site works correctly.

Change the Home URL

The Home URL is the address for the core files of your WordPress sites.

  1. Click the "Settings" link on the left side.
  2. Using the "Select WordPress" dropdown, choose the WordPress site that you want update the URL's on.
  3. In the "Home URL" box, enter the new site URL.
  4. Click the "Set Home URL" button to save the change.
The site URL is now set in the WordPress database. You can review your site and make sure the site works correctly.