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WordPress Tools: Change WordPress URL

If you are using WordPress, you will need to change the Site URL and Home URL to change the domain associated with the installation. This article will explain how to change the Site URL or Home URL setting in WordPress using WordPress Tools. It may be useful if you have moved your WordPress site or plan to move your WordPress site.

Please note: WordPress Tools is a feature specific to Legacy accounts. Rock users will have access to My Sites; instead, you can locate it from the side navigation menu to the left. If you are unsure whether the account uses the Legacy or Bluerock interface, please see Rock vs. Legacy, determine which steps to follow.

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 is set incorrectly, you may break your site. For more information on moving your WordPress website to another directory within your hosting account, please refer to WordPress: Move Site to New Directory.



Access The Settings Panel

Bluerock

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the My Sites tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Select the Manage Site button, then click Settings.
    rock-bh-manage-site

Legacy

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click on the WordPress tools tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.
    legacy-wordpress-tab
  3. Click the Settings link on the left side.
    legacy-wordpress-settings-tab

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.

Bluerock

  1. Click the Settings link on the right side.
    wordpress-site-url
  2. Enter the new Site URL under the Site URL field, then click Save Updates.

    Take Note: Please include the http:// and make sure it does not have a slash "/" at the end of your new Site URL.

 

Legacy

  1. Click the Settings link on the left side.
    WordPress Tools: Update URL's
  2. Using the Select WordPress dropdown, choose the WordPress site to update the URL.
  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 to update the URL.
  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.