Do you want to update URLs after moving your WordPress site? It can be quite painful to manually edit each post or page just to replace old URLs. In this article, we will show you how to easily update URLs when moving your WordPress site.
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When and Why Do You Need to Update URLs?
Let’s suppose you moved a WordPress site to a new domain name. You can then change the WordPress address and site URL by visiting WordPress settings page.
However, this does not change the URLs that you have previously added in your posts and pages. It also does not change the URLs of images you have added to your WordPress site.
Changing all these URLs manually can be very time consuming, and there will always be a chance that you will miss some URLs.
That’s where you’ll need this tutorial. Let’s see how to quickly and easily update URLs when moving your WordPress site.
Update URLs After Moving a WordPress Site
First make sure that you have a complete backup of your WordPress site. This will allow you to easily revert back in case something goes wrong during the update process.
Next, you need to install and activate the Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, you need to visit Tools » Update URLs page to configure plugin settings.
Here you need to provide the old and new URLs of your website. After that you need to choose where you want the URLs to be updated.
You can update urls in posts and pages, excerpts, image attachments, custom fields, etc.
Go ahead and select each item that you want to update and then click on the ‘Update URLs Now’ button.
The plugin will find and replace all instances of old URL with your new URL.
You can now visit your website to see that all URLs are updated.
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