How To Update URLs When Moving Your Site To A New Place

Update URLs When Moving Your Site

Doesn’t that overwhelming when you migrate your WordPress site and update each and every link manually?

If you have ever tried to change the location of your website you may have faced a problem with the links. It’s because the URL has changed.

Most of the people go with the manual way which is time-consuming.

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn the easiest method. You just need a plugin and it would be done.

What Are The Steps Required To Update URLs?

First of all, navigate to Plugins>>Add New, install and activate the Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin.

After that, go to Tools>>Update URLs and the plugin settings will open.

You can easily see the space to add the old URL and the new URL of your WordPress website.

You just have to use those fields and choose the types of links you want to update. The first option contains all the necessary content.

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The links including in posts, pages, custom post types, revisions.

But if you have added the links in the post excerpt, it’s possible to update those URLs. Just check the second checkbox.

Most of the WordPress themes have the feature for storing the attachments apart from the content page.

You may have also added the links in your meta boxes. Whether it’s an author box or the post meta box, you can update all URLs.

Check the settings and save.

You have successfully updated URLs which are not heading to your new WordPress website.

When moving a website/changing the domain name, you should know the proper way to change site URL from the WordPress settings.

Would It Be Difficult To Update URLs When Moving Your Site?

People fret when they see a lot of 404 errors after shifting their website to a new place.

It happens because of the wrong URL settings. And for all the interlinks, you have to change the URL. It can be so hectic due to avialability of multiple posts.

Just use the plugin properly and update URLs.

It’s recommended to change the URL manually which are hardcoded. Many people use the target attribute in the links.

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I hope, you can take care of this. If you have any question, feel free to drop ask.

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by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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