How to Change a WordPress Website’s URL to Not Work
You have a blog and a website. One day you wake up and realize the domain name for your site isn’t
working anymore. You want to change it but don’t know how. Don’t worry, you can still use the
same blog for both sites, you just need to point each site to a different domain name. In this article, you’ll discover how
to change the URL of a wordpress blog or website to a different domain so it no longer points to the
current blog or website.
Why Do You Need to Change the URL of a Blog or Website?
There are several reasons why you may want to change the URL of a blog or website. One common incident is
when the blog or website’s domain name expires. Sometimes when this happens, the old domain name becomes
unavailable and you need to renew it or find a new one. Another reason is if you want to point the blog or
website to a different domain name. For example, if you run a food blog and site and discover that the
food blog’s name is trending on social media or even just search engines like Google, you can switch its
domain name to @mentionsfood to get more exposure.
One of the biggest reasons why you might want to change the URL of a blog or website is if
the current URL doesn’t work for marketing purposes. For example, let’s say you’re an e-commerce store owner
and the @mentionsyourstorename Twitter account is taking off. You can probably guess that this is a good
marketing opportunity since your target audience is people who are interested in your products. In this
case, it would be smart to change the food blog’s URL to @mentionsfood to increase your store’s exposure
to people searching for your products. When potential customers find your site, they’ll see a verified
Twitter account that’s connected to a well-known brand and may hesitate to click away due to
How to Change the URL of a Blog or Website
To change the URL of a blog or website, you need to log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on the
settings tab. From here, you can change the site’s URL to reflect the new domain. Make sure you use a
free domain name that’s easy to remember and isn’t already in use by another site. Also, make sure to use
a VPN when changing the URL of a site with sensitive information (e.g., credit cards, social security
numbers). By using a VPN, you ensure that no one can see or access your personal information while
changing the URL of your site. Once you’ve completed these steps, you can click on the check button to
re-verify that all the settings have been changed correctly. When you visit the blog or website afterward,
you’ll see a notice that it’s been relocated and give you the option to continue to the new location.
The Most Popular Free Blogging Platforms
In order to change a blog or website’s URL, you need to first determine which blogging platform you’ll use.
There are several options including WordPress, Google Blogger, and Medium. If you already use WordPress
for creating blogs and have access to the dashboard, changing the URL of your site is a cinch. If you
decide to use Blogger, you can create a new site with a domain name of your choosing and embed your
existing blog’s content into the new site. Remember, with most blogging platforms, you’ll need to verify
your email address if you want to use the service. Once you’ve completed these steps, you can publish your
blog and begin to use the new URL. Another option is to use Medium as it’s essentially a hybrid between a
blogger and a social network. Similar to WordPress and Blogger, the URL is updated once you’ve
published your content.
The best part of these platforms is that they offer free basic accounts. You don’t need to pay a
designer or developer to create a custom-designed blog or website for you. Even better, you’re not
limited to using templates either.
The Difference Between a Blogger, WordPress, and Medium
Although all three are blogging platforms, they serve a different purpose. Blogger is owned by Google
and mainly focuses on providing users with free blogs. WordPress is the most popular blogging
platform giving you the ability to create custom-designed blogs or use templates to quickly create a
Medium, on the other hand, is a free blog hosting platform that allows users to maintain and
publish blogs. While WordPress focuses on the structure of a blog and its content, Medium focuses on
the blog’s appearance, including the design of the site as well as the content within. Essentially,
Medium allows you to take full control of the look and feel of your blog.
Based on the above, you can see that none of these platforms are interchangeable. You can use
WordPress for creating blogs and using Medium to publish them. However, if you want to change the URLs
of your sites, you should use Blogger since it’s the simplest to use and allow you to quickly get up and
running. Also, make sure to protect your new blog or website’s URL when you use it since this is a