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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 in order 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. This may be useful if you have moved your WordPress site or are planning 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 not sure whether the account uses the Legacy or Bluerock interface, please see Rock vs Legacy to 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

  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 to 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 to 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.