Changing Subdomain Name or URL with WordPress Site

If you have decided to change your subdomain name from http://mysite.com/example to http://mysite.com/newexample but you don’t know how, here are the following steps:

  1. Make sure to create a back-up of your site.
  2. On your existing server create a new location/ folder.
  3. Login to your wp-admin
  4. Then go to Administration>Settings>General panel.
  5. In the box for WordPress Address change the address to a new location and in the box of the Site Address change the address to a new location that will match the public site address.
  6. Then Save Changes.
  7. Then move all files from the old to the new directory.
  8. Then update all your links. If you are using Permalinks, go to Administration>Settings>Permalinks panel and update your permalinks.
  9. Update your existing Images/Media links to the new folder.
  10. You must also check your existing “Store Media Uploads” else your media uploads will still go to the old folder. This could be found under Settings>Media.
  11. If your theme support Menus, update your menus this is Under Appearance>Menus.
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