We are considering to change our domain name from:




We have a Drupal 7 site. What are the consequences / fixes we need to be aware of, to not harm our CiviCRM installation?


Aside from any customizations, you should:

  1. Check your civicrm.settings.php file to fix the base URL. (And double-check that your path hasn't changed).

  2. Go to Administer - System Settings - Clear Caches and Update Paths and clear your caches and update your paths.

  3. Confirm that the Resource URLs look right (they should be fine as a result of step 2).

  4. Make sure you get a SSL certificate for your new domain name if you had one for your old domain name.

  • It probably goes without saying, but also make sure to forward any traffic from the long URL to the new URL. – Laryn - CEDC.org Oct 22 '15 at 14:09

In addition to Andrew's answer, be aware that this may break your IPNs. See here for how to mitigate this.

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