If you want to change your WordPress® Website's domain name, you can use your WordPress control panel. However, you must also move your WordPress Website's files to the proper location and make sure your new domain name's DNS is set correctly.
Following these instructions will make your existing WordPress Website inaccessible for at least 24 hours. We recommend ensuring you have access to both your WordPress files and the new domain name's DNS before attempting these steps.
This article makes the following assumptions:
WordPress installations managed through Value Applications can no longer be managed using Value Applications once you complete this process.
You need to update your domain name in the WordPress control panel and the Hosting Control Panel.
When working with subdomains you need to make updates in the WordPress control panel and the Hosting Control Panel.
If you want to move your WordPress Website to your root directory, select the
html directory in the FTP File Manager.
If you want to move your WordPress Website to your root directory, do not enter a directory after your domain name.
If you continue to find broken images and hyperlinks throughout your Website, you might need to clean your Website of outdated links. For more information, see this Search and Replace Plugin in the WordPress repository.
For more information, see Move your WordPress Website to a different directory.