I have civi crm 4.7.8 on wordpress 4.5.3 and I've changed my website domain name. When I go to wp admin, i can see civicrm icon and go the taskboard, but I haven't civicrm menu. I supposed there are some changes to do in database to set new domain name ? Can you hep me ?

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Below are the simplified instructions taken from Moving an Existing Installation to a New Server or Location, but specific to answer your question.

  1. Open the file wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm.settings.php in any text editor and change the value for CIVICRM_UF_BASEURL with your new domain name For CiviCRM Version 4.7 open the file wp-content/uploads/civicrm/civicrm.settings.php

  2. Login into WP and navigate to

http://[your domain name]/wp-admin/admin.php?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/admin/setting/updateConfigBackend&reset=1

and clear cache and save the new base directory/path settings

  1. Rebuild CiviCRM menu by navigating to

http://[your domain name]/wp-admin/admin.php?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/menu/rebuild&reset=1

  • Thanks for your quick answer. In wp-content/plugins/civicrm, I haven't the file civicrm.settings.php (maybe because I'm in 4.7.8 version ?) I have civicrm.php but there is no URL in.
    – Laure
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 15:37
  • Was CiviCRM installed and working fine before the domain name change? If yes, then there should be civicrm.settings.php file in 'wp-content/plugins/civicrm' directory, as this file will be automatically created during installation.
    – Ghost
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 15:42
  • For CiviCRM Version 4.7 open wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm.settings.php Answer edited for CiviCRM version 4.7, but seems I need peer review Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 15:43
  • Yes civicrm was working fine before the domain name change (no hosting changes).
    – Laure
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 15:49
  • @KevinCristiano Thanks for the edit. Laure - Can you please check the above mentioned directory for CiviCRM 4.7
    – Ghost
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 16:14

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