How to Change Site URL in WordPress

Some times you may need to change the URL of your WordPress website due to various reasons. No worries there are many ways you can do this.

Method 1: By Changing URL from General Settings

STEP 1. Go to Settings >> General option in your admin menu
STEP 2. Replace existing URL with your new URL in WordPress Address(URL) field and Site Address (URL) field and click save button

change wordpress site url

Method 2: By Updating Database

You can try this if you have access to your database.
STEP 1. Login to phpMyAdmin
STEP 2. Select your Database and select wp_options table (assuming you have wp_ as prefix)

STEP 3. Change URL see image below.

Method 3: By Editing wp-config.php file

IF you do not have access to admin dashboard, youcan also define the URL by updating wp-config.php file which can be found on root folder of your installation.

define('WP_HOME', 'https://new-example.com');
define('WP_SITEURL', 'https://new-example.com');

NOTE: Don’t forget to add HTTPS if your site has SSL

define('WP_HOME','https://new-example.com');
define('WP_SITEURL','https://new-example.com');
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