connect domain with wordpress installed on digitalocean

August 4, 2015 3.3k views
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Hi
Quick question here
I built a wordpress website on digital ocean VPS
Address like http://104.131.49.218/
And I got name like myname.com
And follow the guide "how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean"
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean

Great, I connect the domain name with my site

But problem is
The original url with my page like this
http://104.131.49.218/contact/
And after update, the ideal result will be the old url will exchanged like
http://myname.com /contact/ this kind of url

Seems not work
Help needed
Thanks

3 Answers

This should be an easy fix:

  1. login to your wordpress dashboard
  2. left menu select "Settings" --> "General"
  3. then change both "WordPress Address (URL)" and "Site Address (URL)" from your IP to your domain name (don't forget to also put http:// in front of your domain, or https:// if you have SSL) and hit "save changes"
  4. goto "Settings" --> "Permalinks" and click on "save changes"

Voila, you should be good to go :)

And don't forget...
Your domain must resolv to your IP (DNS).

Great answer @sugarhill

It would be great if @julianlampert can elaborate on his answer!

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