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Temporary WordPress links adding extra domain

Posted on 2013-06-13
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We've built a WordPress site using a temporary domain.  

66.147.xxx.xxx/~yyyyy/operationbarnabas.net/

We're ready to change the dns on the domain to point to the new site.  I went into the WordPress settings and changed the site addresses to http://operationbarnabas.net.  Then I tried to log into the Wordpress admin area and got an error because WordPress was looking for just http://operationbarnabas.net.

So I went into the database, changed the siteurl and home entries back to 66.147.xxx.xxx/~yyyyy/operationbarnabas.net/ in the options table.  

That brought the site back up, but now when I click a menu link, it adds a ~yyyy to the address.

66.147.xxx.xxx/~yyyy/~yyyy/~cenation/operationbarnabas.net/get-involved/

Any ideas how to drop the extra ~yyyy?  Also, when I switch the DNS on operationbarnabas.net to go to the new server, will everything work if I switch the siteurl and home to http://operationbarnabas.net?  The site has heavy traffic for us now and it would be bad to have it go down.

Thanks,

Steve
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Is it only menu links that show the extra path info?
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I just clicked on a picture and the extra path info was there.  Other than links, everything looks fine on the page.

When I scroll over the menu and pictures, the link that shows at the bottom of the browser is fine.  It's after I click the link, that the extra path info shows up.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Check wp-options again to see if the extra path is there under a different key
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Thanks for the help.

I solved this by setting up the site on the old domain.  Once traffic drops this fall, I'll shut down the site for the few hours it takes me to switch it to the new domain.
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Although I appreciate the efforts of the experts who responded, no workable solution was suggested.
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