Migrate WordPress to another domain and host

Shawn Janes
Shawn Janes used Ask the Experts™
My primary website URL is www.primary1.com. This site was hand coded and we have decided to go with a WordPress installation.

We kept the primary website live and created a sub-domain on a different servers. The URL for the newly developed site is site.primary1.com.

I would like to move site.primary1.com to a new hosting provider. During the move I changed site.primary1.com to temp.primary1.com. The homepage works on the site, however, none of the other WordPress pages work. It's giving me a 404 Not Found error.

I have no problem giving the real domain names. The only difference is the primary1 is something else.

Any suggestions on resolving this issue?
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You'll have to update your database because references to the old domain will remain in the database.
If you have access to your panel you can try this

If not, there's a few other options like directly changing it in your database for example ...

Depends on what your comfortable with and what access you still might have.

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