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WordPress Tools: Change WordPress URL

If you are using WordPress, you will need to change the Site URL and Home URL to change the domain associated with the installation. This article will explain how to change the Site URL or Home URL setting in WordPress using WordPress Tools. It may be useful if you have moved your WordPress site or plan to move your WordPress site.

Important note: Bluehost provides two options for managing your account: The 'Rock' control panel and the 'Account Manager,' which is a newer and more user-friendly control panel designed for simplicity. If you are unsure whether the account uses the Account Manager or Bluerock interface, please see Account Manager vs. Rock, and determine which steps to follow.

Note: Changing the Site or Home URL settings does not move the site. The addresses must be the correct address to reach your site or content. If either of these is set incorrectly, you may break your site. For more information on moving your WordPress website to another directory within your hosting account, please refer to WordPress: Move Site to New Directory.

Access The Settings Panel

Account Manager

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the Hosting tab from the side navigation.
  3. Please choose the desired WordPress site by clicking the link provided under the Site column.


  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click the My Sites tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Select the Manage Site button, then click Settings.

Change the Site URL

The Site URL is the address visitors type into their browser to view your site. You may want to update this if you have recently moved your site.

Account Manager

  1. Click on the Settings tab beneath it. You will find the Domain Name & Site URL. Click on Change to proceed with modifying it.
  2. After clicking on "Change," you will have the option to either connect a domain name or utilize a temporary domain. Once you have entered the new domain name, click Continue to proceed.


  1. Click the Settings link on the right side.
  2. Enter the new Site URL under the Site URL field. Make sure to include the http:// or https:// and not have a slash "/" at the end of your new Site URL, then click Save Updates.

    Take Note: It is recommended to click the check box underneath the Site URL box to match the Home URL.


The site URL is now set in the WordPress database. You can review your site and make sure the site works correctly.

Change the Home & Site URL in WordPress

In case you are unable to access your Bluehost account or prefer to update it directly in your WordPress dashboard, you have the option to update the Home and Site URL settings directly on your WordPress site.

  1. Click the Settings link on the left side.
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. Enter the new WordPress and Site Address URL. It is important to note that you should enter the exact address unless you want your site's homepage to differ from the directory where your WordPress installation is located.
  4. Once you're done, scroll down at the bottom and hit Save Changes.

The site URL is now set in the WordPress database. You can review your site and make sure the site works correctly.

Note: If you have the technical expertise and prefer to learn how to update it directly in your database, you can refer to our article titled WordPress: Manually Changing your Domain

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