How to Easily Re-Rout WordPress Domain to Website
Are you the owner of a wordpress blog that you recently transferred to a professional web host? If so, you might be wondering how to easily re-route your domain to point to your new site. Luckily, we’re here to tell you that it’s not as difficult as you’d think. In this article, we’ll tell you just how to easily re-route your WordPress domain to a new website that you create.
Find Out Which Host Your Current Blog is On
To begin with, you’ll need to find out which web host your current blog is on. This can be done by simply visiting your blog’s dashboard and looking for the URL in the address bar. If this is the first time you’ve set up your blog with this host, you should be able to find out by simply going to your blog’s dashboard and looking for the URL in the address bar. Alternatively, you can contact the host directly from your dashboard.
Create A Backup Of Your Blog’s Database
Once you’ve located the URL to your blog, you’ll want to create a back up of your blog’s database. Do this by simply going to your WordPress dashboard and looking for the plugin option for “MySQL Backup”. Once the plugin is installed, you can simply click on “Settings” and then “Backup Now!”. In case something happens to your blog and you need to re-route it quickly, you can use the same backup to reload it onto a new domain.
Reroute Domains And Blog Locations
Once you’ve created a back up of your blog’s database, the next step is to reroute your domains and blog locations to your new WordPress site. To do this, you can use a free domain reroute service like DNSimple. With these services, all you need to do is sign up for an account, install the DNSimple app from your phone’s app store, and then point your domain(s) and blog location(s) to the DNSimple servers. When you do this, the DNSimple app will make a note of the changes and you can begin using the new domain(s) and blog location(s) immediately. If you’re looking for a simpler alternative, you can always use Google’s Domain Rerouter (free) to do this same task.
Activate The Backup Domain
Once you’ve installed DNSimple on your phone and changed your domains and blog locations, you can activate the backup domain by simply going to your WordPress dashboard and looking for the plugin option for “DNSimple”. When the DNSimple plugin is installed and activated on your dashboard, you’ll see a small green pop-up window at the top of your screen. Click on this to continue to the configuration options for DNSimple. Next, you’ll need to enter the domain(s) and API credentials for the host that you’re using. Once you’ve done this, simply click on “Continue” and you’re done! You can now begin using the backup domain(s) and API credentials to route traffic to your new site.
Get Rid Of The Old Blog
To fully re-route your domains and blog locations, you’ll need to go back to your WordPress dashboard and locate the option for “Delete this Blog”. When this option is selected, WordPress will ask you to confirm whether or not you really want to delete this blog. If you delete it, it will be removed from your WordPress dashboard and you won’t be able to access it from anywhere. Once you’ve confirmed, hit the DELETE button and you’ll be presented with a confirmation page that your blog has been successfully deleted and removed from your website. You can now browse through your website’s dashboard to find the option for “Add New Blog”.
Create A New Blog With The Same Name
While it is not required that your new blog must have the same name as your old one, it is highly recommended. If you’ve successfully deleted your old blog and created a new one using the same name, congratulations! You now have two blogs, each easily accessible from anywhere on the internet. To keep things simple, we’ll call this blog “New Blog #1” and the original blog “Old Blog #1”. You can use the latter to access your previous content, or you can use the former to begin creating content for your new site.
Make Sure Search Engines Know Of The New Blog
One of the things that can affect the traffic that comes to your blog is the way that search engines handle re-routing domains. When your domain changes, search engines will have to re-crawl your entire website to know that you’ve moved to a new domain. To avoid this, you’ll need to make sure that search engines know of the new website that you’ve created. To do this, you can use a free SEO plugin like All In One SEO Pack or X-Ui-Po-Plugin to create an entire SEO profile for your new site. Both of these plugins are suitable for use with WordPress and can be found in the WordPress repository of plugins.
Reroute The Old Blog To The New Site
Once you’ve migrated all of the content from the old blog to the new site, you can use the tools mentioned above to reroute traffic to your new site. The easiest way to do this is to use X-Ui-Po-Plugin. Once installed, go to Settings > Routes in your WordPress dashboard to find the option for “Reroute to”. When this is selected, click on “Add a new route” and you’ll be presented with a window like this:
From here, you can choose the “Blogs” section, find the old blog’s URL in the address bar, and then enter the new blog’s URL for the “Target blog”. Then, you can add the new blog’s URL as a “Cname record” for the “Record source” and hit “Save”.
That’s All There Is To Re-Routing Domains
With the previous instructions, you’ll have re-routed your domains and uploaded a new blog with all of the previous content. To keep things simple, let’s assume that this is your only blog and that you’ve named it “WordPress Blog” (http://wordpress.com/blog/). To access your blog, simply go to http://wordpress.com/blogg/. Then, you’ll need to click on the “Visit Website” button to continue to your blog’s dashboard.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll see several tabs along the top of your screen. The first one is “My Blog”, which is the name of your blog; followed by the second one, which is “Backup”. When you click on “Backup”, you’ll be able to see all of the content that you had on your previous site. This includes images, videos, and any other content that you might have had on your previous blog. For the purposes of this tutorial, let’s assume that this is all the content that you have on your blog (WordPress Blog).
From here, you can click on “Export” to have a complete copy of all of your content in downloadable,.csv, or.xls formats. These downloads will be your ultimate back up and will give you the ability to quickly and easily set up a new blog (WordPress Blog) with all of the content that you want to re-publish. In the event that you wish to continue to use your existing blog name, you can use this content to set up a custom blog for yourself once you’ve re-routed all of the domains. You can also click on “Import” to have WordPress pull in all of the content that you had on your previous blog. This will speed up the process of setting up your new blog and get you back on your feet quickly.