Opened 9 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#15268 closed Question/How do I...? (fixed)

Moving Wordpress from one domain to another

Reported by: Nicholas Collins Owned by: JaimeV
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: wordpress Cc:
Sensitive: no


Hi. I have a Wordpress site setup at And I have another domain pointing to it: ->

I would like to invert this: I want the Wordpress to be under the domain, and the boobs2016 redirecting to boobs2020.

Can I just add the existing SQL to the boobs2020 domain in the Mayfirst web panel? Or do I have to use FTP tool to make a copy?


Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by JaimeV

Owner: set to JaimeV
Status: newassigned

Hi, I would do this the following way.

Due to a limitation in our current control panel you can't change the name of the hosting order however you can freely change the DNS and site configuration there so that it effectively becomes

I see you've created a new hosting order for that you are using to forward to the 2016 site. I would start by deleting that hosting order. Then add DNS entries for inside the hosting order here:

You can make the new DNS entries for the same as the entries. Omit the MX entries if you don't need e-mail for this domain.

Allow 10 minutes or so for the DNS changes to propagate and then add and to the domain entries in the web configuration here:

This should create a new certificate that will include all of the listed domains.

Finally update your wordpress internally so that it uses as the siteurl and update all the internal urls so that they become

Let me know if you need help with any of these steps, I am also happy to make this change for you. This is something we hope to make easier in the new version of our infrastructure which is currently in development.

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by Nicholas Collins

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Thanks! This worked great

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