May 19, 2021 at 1:51 pm #38136TimGuest
Every since I sent site to our domain, it switches between veritransllc.com and https://demo2.cloudwp.dev/trial. What did I miss, or forget to do?May 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm #38139Jesse OwensKeymaster
Thanks for reaching out, and thanks for using Total Upkeep to migrate your website.
Normally, when you use the Transfers tab to migrate your website, the site’s URL should automatically update to the new site’s URL, but if I recall correctly you may have had to restore your migrated backup manually. That means you’ll need to manually update the Site’s URL as well.
If you can log in to
wp-adminand still see the live URL, then you can easily update this in the Settings > General menu.
If you log in to
wp-adminand the URL switches to cloudwp.dev, then you’ll need to use another method to update the URL. WordPress.org has an article on several ways to update these settings if you’re not able to log into your dashboard (or if it goes to the old URL when you log in).
The method I most highly recommend is to use WP-CLI if you have access to SSH. Your hosting provider can also assist you with making the change.May 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm #38142TimGuest
Honestly, I guess I can’t figure out how to contact host support. I log in to host, click the support, and get you all. I can log in to dashboard, it’s all set up in settings. Whatever WP-CLI is, it’s above my abilities.May 19, 2021 at 4:55 pm #38143TimGuest
I figured it out, my apologies. Was call to action button didn’t update from switch… there might be others, but I haven’t found them yet. Thank you Jesse!May 19, 2021 at 4:57 pm #38151Jesse OwensKeymaster
If that’s the case, then the situation isn’t as bad as I had thought it was. As long as you can log into your dashboard without the URL switching on you, then you’re in good shape.
If you want a good way to find any stray links to the old staging site, I recommend checking out the free Better Search and Replace plugin, which you can use to search your entire website for occurrences of old URL, and replace them with the new URL.
If you do plan on using that plugin, do make sure that you get a good backup of your website first, just to be safe, because it will comb your entire database and make changes.
- The topic ‘URL keeps switching After Migration’ is closed to new replies.