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Wordpress Database Changes When Moving Site

27th March 2010 - 5 minutes read time

When moving a Wordpress install from one place to another there are a number of things you must be aware of. If you have created your templates properly you will have used calls to bloginfo('home') rather than using static links, but you will need to update these links to make your Wordpress install work properly.

Once the files are in place, the database connection details have been edited and the database created there are a number of things to alter in the database to make your Wordpress install work.

The most important changes are in the options table. There are two references to your URL in this table that must be altered to stop Wordpress redirecting back to your old site. This must be done via database access as Wordpress will redirect you when you try to login to the stie.