We have been setting up a
WordPress + CiviCRM installation on a test subdomain, let's call that
I also have a domain name
wewantthis.org that I wish to simply point to the exact same installation directory as
wewantthis.testdomain.org, but with (hopefully minor) changes to settings and the database as we are not changing servers or even file locations on the server.
Note that I can do this easily for Wordpress only by
- using phpMyAdmin to modify the wp_options table's "siteurl" and "home" rows to point to wewantthis.org;
- fire up WP/wp-admin and run a Wordpress plug-in "Velvet Blues Update URLs";
- under WP > Settings, change the Site Address and WordPress Address to wewantthis.org. That is all there is to it. Btw, for reasons I don't want to go into, I'm not interested in a redirect solution.
Is there something similar I can do for the CiviCRM database and settings? I've read some Q/A's regarding both moving the server and changing URL, but they seem to suggest a completely new install of CiviCRM and starting over, but at least making use of the previous database, whose creation was the bulk of the work.
Any advice would be appreciated as we have a test configuration that we want to go live by simply changing DNS pointers from the existing wewantthis.org (no CiviCRM) to our new one that will have CiviCRM fully integrated.
Thanks to the experts out there. This is our first CiviCRM setup.