How to change an wordpress installed using an IP to a domain name


Hi, I have installed easyengine on an IP. I have done changes while running the wordpress on IP. Now i have assigned the IP to a domain name. Now how i will going to change this IP to domain. As my database will be holding that IP everywhere. How i going to replaceIP everywhere in database with the domain name i have assigned to that IP. I am using google compute engine. Before i was using bitnami wordpress for GCE. there was a command that do all this part . Cammand for bitnami is sudo /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/bnconfig --machine_hostname domain_name. Do you have a similar command or some other procedure to do this??


I have the same issue. Can’t wait for experts help!


Any luck till now?

cd /var/www/
wp search-replace --dry-run

The above command will expose which tables would be modified, how many records per table. If your fine with this summary repeat the last command without --dry-run and your entire database will be modified.

There are other threads about this exact same issue with far more information, you should take a look at the search.


Does i have to make any other changes to run my wordpress install on domain name rather than IP. like change in server config?


Please, search the forum.

This question has been answered with plenty of details.


Hi porttofacial, I yesterday i have mapped my domain name with to my IP. after that i run this command ee site edit and replaced IP with my domain name here server_name ;

after that i run your mentioned command cd /var/www/ wp search-replace --dry-run and replaced IP with my domain name. Then i made changes to my wp-config.php file and replace IP with my domain name.

Now i am getting redirection loop.

But when i edit my server_name back to ip. There is no redirect loop then.

What is the issue. I am not able to figure it out.

Here is my site-enabled Nginx configs

server { # Uncomment the following line for domain mapping # listen 80 default_server; server_name; return 301 $scheme://$request_uri; # Uncomment the following line for domain mapping #server_name_in_redirect off; access_log /var/log/nginx/ rt_cache_redis; error_log /var/log/nginx/; root /var/www/; index index.php index.html index.htm; include common/redis.conf; include common/wpcommon.conf; include common/locations.conf; include /var/www/;


You didn’t follow my directions.

The --dry-run parameter is useful for testing purposes. Once you are fine with the changes it will make, you should repeat the same command without the --dry-run part to actually perform the replacements.

I am sorry, perhaps my English is not clear enough.