Install wp @ ip address to migrate to domain later

Hello, I have a client whereby we are doing a site redesign and transferring content from Joomla to Wordpress. We are unable to utilize the domain until the last moment, so I did a fresh single wp install @ a dedicated ip address on our VPS. Everything went fine, but I realized afterwards there me be a potential issue when we go to propigate to domain name. (eg, database, permalinks...)

Anyone have any experience with this? And if so advice on how-to manage effectively?
Thanks in advance,

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Lance,

    I wouldn't think that would be an issue at all, I believe WordPress stores that information in wp-config.php as well as the database. It's rather straightforward editing wp-config.php and in the database it is possible to do search/replaces rather easily using phpMyAdmin.

    Just in case you haven't already seen it, the following page from the codex goes through migration concenrs.

    I'll ask a couple of other guys over here if they can think of any issues that might need to be considered too.


  • Jonathan
    • The Incredible Code Injector


    And a second perspective:
    Just so you know - I think it is jumpbox ( ) - they install to ip address and use the wp-config.php as DavidM mentioned. Wordpress looks to wp-config.php first, before going into the database. So if you make the necessary changes there I don't think you're going to have any issues.

    The link DavidM provided is all you really got to know.

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