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How to Change The Site URL of a Wordpress installation

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When you install Wordpress it saves the current address in the db keeps using it.  If you install it on production and start using Wordpress then you'll be fine.  How I use wordpress is I first install it on my machine, setup plugins, themes etc.  When the site looks alright I move it live server.

I also make sure that the db name, user and password are the same on development and production server.  Here is what I use to make the installation work i.e. Wordpress ignors the site url saved in the db.

Add these lines in config.php to make the installation work on dev and on production

define('WP_HOME','http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']);
define('WP_SITEURL','http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']);

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