cristiano matos cristiano matos - 2 months ago 5
PHP Question

Website in wordpress redirects to old URL after migration

I had never done migrating a site on wordpress, I'll put step by step how I did, need to put the site on a new domain that are on the same server, so only the migrated files, the database is equal.

I copied all the files from the old wordpress to the new site folder,
I had the following result on the new site:
Home - The site carries the theme but a message appears: 404: PAGE OR FILE NOT FOUND.
newsite/wp-admin/ - redirect to oldsite/wp-admin/

I have the option in the site administrator old put the new URL but I'm afraid I could never access. it can go?



You need to make a change to your database. In the database table wp_options (or whatever your database prefix is), you need to change two lines.

One should be option_id 1, option_name siteurl. Change the option_value from the old url to the new url.

Similarly there should also be option_id 36, option_name home. Change the option_value also from the old url to the new url.

This should do the trick. Also check out for the best method to migrate.


In the comments Damon also mentions the issue with re-linking all the images. This for sure can be a right pain, but I suggest this plugin.

Just search for the old url and replace with the new one. Before doing this though, make sure you have a backup of the database. You can never guarantee the results when using plugins to mess with your database. But this has always worked for me.