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Change Wordpress URL when site goes production

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chules

I use Pagelines for all my Wordpress installs and have a question about changing URL's as the site moves from development to production. I use host files myself when developing a site but having customers change their host files to view a site in development is proving too difficult. During development I would like to build sites with the following url structure. customer-domain.mycompanyname.com (abc.myccompanyname.com). Doing this would give me the ability to edit my own company DNS records and provide the customers a live link to their site by my simply creating a subdomain A record. Easy enough but the problem I have is when I promote the site to production to replace their legacy website. Most of the image links within Pagelines use full urls, for example when you add a logo. All of this needs to be changed as well as changing the urls names within the wordpress settings and database. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can simplify this process of moving a site from a development phase to a production build. I see plugins such as Change WP URL that seem to address this but I am looking for some advice from others who have faced this situation. Thank you - chules

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James B

Hi Chules, I've done this before with a couple of my sites. I usually use WP-Migrate_DB (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-migrate-db/) to change the url paths and save the new database. Then I export the Pagelines Theme using the built in features in Pagelines>Dashboard>Account. Upload the database to the new site, install the Pagelines settings file, then its just a case of uploading your image/uploads folder by FTP to the new install. Hope that helps, there might be a much easier way though, so see who else answers :)


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