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Change WordPress Domain in Standard Mode

Follow the steps below in order to change the URL, ensuring that your WordPress site works with the desired domain.

This article details the steps involved in changing your domain name of your WordPress app via the 1&1 Control Panel.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
From the Domains panel, click on Manage Domains.
Domains > Manage Domains
Domains > Manage Domains

Step 3
Take note of your subdomain's current destination as it will be necessary in connecting your new domain with your WordPress site. My Domains overview
My Domains overview
Step 4
Check the box next to the domain you want to use and click Edit Destination under the Domain Settings Menu. Domain Settings > Edit Destination
Domain Settings > Edit Destination
Step 5
Expand the target directory to display the list of folders (A, B, C), select your folder (D) and click Save. Domain Destination details
Domain Destination details
Step 6
You will receive a confirmation message informing you the process is complete. Successful update
Successful update
Step 7
Return to the 1&1 Control Panel and click on 1&1 App Centre. Hosting > 1&1 App Centre
Hosting > 1&1 App Centre
Step 8
Click the Admin area link to access the WordPress administration page.
Please note:
If you manually change your WordPress domain, this change will not show up on the administration page. Only the domain that was initially connected to the site will display.
WordPress app in the 1&1 App Centre
WordPress app in the 1&1 App Centre
Step 9
Enter your WordPress username and password and Log in. WordPress login
WordPress login
Step 10
Under Dashboard, click on Settings.
WordPress Dashboard
WordPress Dashboard
Step 11
Replace the subdomain with the desired domain name in the WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) text boxes. Click on Save Changes. WordPress General Settings
WordPress General Settings
Please note:
It can take up to 24 hours for the update to be reflected on the WordPress administration page.
Update your Content

Now your site works using your new domain, but your content still links to your old domain. There are several ways of connecting your content to your new domain:

  • Automatic Domain Changer
    The Automatic Domain Changer plug in uses a simple interface to change the domain. Please note that it does collect usage information.
  • Database search and replace script
    Upload the database search and replace script with FTP to a subfolder of your site. Then open the script in the browser by going to the location.
  • WP-CLI
    If you prefer using command lines, log in with SSH. to the webserver and go to the location of your installation. After that use the following command:
    wp search-replace http://old-domain.com http://new-domain.com

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