Are you looking for a way how to change URLs when moving WordPress site? Well, In this article, you will learn how to update URLs when while your WordPress site simply. It is very stressful to replace all the posts, pages links.
When and Why Do People Need to Update URLs?
Suppose, you want to move your WordPress site to a new domain. You can easily do this by navigating Settings > General.
The most important point is that will not replace your posts and pages URLs. If you move your site into a new domain, you have to change the URLs so people can find it. This change will not change URLs like posts, pages and the images on your website. That is why it vitally needs to update your URLs.
How to Change URLs When Moving Your WordPress Site
When you want to update all the URLs that are not so easy, and it will waste a lot of time to do this. There is more likely to miss some URLs. So, this is when you may look for a great way how to change URLs when moving WordPress site.
Let’s see how we can quickly do this by using a plugin called Velvet Blues Update URLs.
The kye featured of Velvet Blues Update URLs.
- Users can choose to update links embedded in content, excerpts, or custom fields
- Users can choose whether to update links for attachments
- View how many items were updated
Update URLs After Moving a WordPress Site:
N.B. Make sure you kept a complete backup of your database in case of something goes wrong. That removes the risk of your database.
First of all, you will need to install and activate a plugin Velvet Blues Update URLs. If you don’t know how to install a WordPress plugin just take a tour to see how to properly install a plugin in WordPress in many ways.
When you activated this one, it’s time to set it up by navigating Tools> update URLs
Here you must provide your old and new URLs in order to replace. Under Step 2: Choose which URLs should be updated where you want to update URLs.
- URLs in page content( posts, pages, custom post types, revisions)
- URLs in excerpts
- URLs in links
- URLs for attachments( images, documents, general media)
- URLs in custom fields and meta boxes
Go ahead and select each item which you want to update and click on the ‘Update URLs Now’ button.
The plugin will find and replace all instances of old URL with your new URL. Now, go to your site to see your work.
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