Bluehost Web Hosting Help

Change WordPress URL's With WordPress Tools

Overview

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.

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.
  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.
    URLs in WordPress Tools
    URLs in WordPress Tools
  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.
    URLs in WordPress Tools
    URLs in WordPress Tools
  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.

Knowledgebase Article 50,592 views bookmark tags: home site url wordpress wordpresstools


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

How to Login to a WordPress Site

This article will explain how to login to a website created with WordPress.

Login to WordPress with WordPress Tools

This article will explain how to login to a WordPress site using WordPress tools.

Core Files Warning In WordPress Tools

This article will explain why you see "Your WordPress site appears to be infected with malware. Please update to remedy this problem."

Related Help Content

Managing Themes and Plugins with WordPress Tools

This article will explain how to manage WordPress plugins and themes using Wordpress Tools.

How to change the WordPress URL

This article will explain how to change your WordPress Urls

Backup or Restore WordPress Using WordPress Tools

This article will explain how to use WordPress Tools to backup or restore your WordPress site

Using Your Temporary URL with Wordpress

Using WordPress with the Temporary URL

How to update your WordPress installation

How to update your WordPress site, using the WordPress tools

Disable or Delete Plugins/Themes on a Disabled WordPress site.

This article explains how to deactivate, change or delete themes and plugins on a WordPress site without the dashboard.

Moving WordPress From One Folder to Another

How to move WordPress from one folder to another folder on the same server.

How to migrate a WordPress site

How to Migrate a self hosted copy of WordPress