It happens that you have to transfer a WordPress project into the live environment after development. After the move you are faced with the problem that the old URL is still in the database. The project is therefore not accessible via the new domain. However, it is relatively easy to replace the old domain with the new domain. To do this, you have to execute the following SQL commands in PHPMyAdmin.

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, '', '') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';
UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, '', '');
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, '', '');
UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = replace(meta_value, '', '');

The names of the tables should of course be adjusted accordingly.

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