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 Changing domain

Changing a domain is not a easy process. We should follow strictly the steps from these pages and then the steps from the page below.

1. Setup the dns settings

On this page you can see how to change the dns settings for different domain providers

2. Prepare the server

On this page you can see how to setup the domain in VestaCP. VestaCP is the panel which power all our servers.

3. Check if the import size can be reduced (duplicate images)

4. Installing subdomains and backup buddy export import

5. Then Follow the steps below.

6. Then do additional steps after domain change.

Changes before and after go-live

A site domain change shortly before a Google Go-Live, requires particular attention.

Remember that we did

Before Live-date:

1) Decide about permalink structure

2) Hidden Back-end

3) Disable Comments

4) Enable Google Indexing
At live -Date

Enable StopWords Plugin, Generate Sitemap, Disable Password Protection, Ping SiteMap

After Live-Date:

Check Google Search Console for problems

The very first steps to change a domain are documented

1) Setup Cron

First we need to setup the crons for Syndication plugin

Setuping the cron

Setuping the cron

2) Change Site Title

Then we need to change the site title via Settings -> General

change title

Changing site title

3) CDN

Creating a new zone in KeyCDN and migrating the site to use the new zone.

The process is similar with every different CDN provider like CDNSUN etc.

KeyCDN: Creating a new zone

KeyCDN: Creating a new zone

4) Webmaster Tool

Then we need to add the new domain into Google Web Master Tool

Google Webmaster tool: Adding a new site

Google Webmaster tool: Adding a new site

5) Analytics

Then we need to add the site into Google Analytics and change the script into the site.

Google Analytics: Adding a new site

Google Analytics: Adding a new site

6) Economicblogs.org – Homepage

Then we need to change some links into Page Bulder on Homepage on the Economicblogs.org site.

edit homepage

Sahifa’s home page builder

7) All blogs – Menus

Then we must change all the links from the rest blogs to the new ones. We are editing all the blogs menus.

edit menu

All blogs: Changing the menus

 

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