[Resolved] Building your site on a temporary address

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  • #75982
    Pete Baker

    Hi,

    Just wondered if there is any downside to building your site and adding content whilst on the temporary address? Will it cause any problems or make extra work when I eventually switch over to my chosen domain?

    Thanks

    Pete

    #76130
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Pete,

    I do it all the time, but you’ll need to either:

    a) Use a site migrator like BackupBuddy’s “ImportBuddy” to move the site (it searches your database for the old URL and replaces them with the new one).
    b) Use a plugin like this to find and replace the temp URL and update it with the new one: https://wordpress.org/plugins/velvet-blues-update-urls/

    Note: You may need to re-upload your header/logo through the Customizer when you move the site – for some reason that URL doesn’t update.

    Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

    #76298
    Pete Baker

    That’s great, thanks Tom.

    #76330
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You’re welcome 🙂

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