Design Your Own Website with WordPress
Open Back-End First! http://www.yourdoaminname.co.za/wp-admin
Important! Another important link needs to be changed from http://localhost to www.yourdomainname.co.za. This
time, the link will be changed within the Back-end of WordPress. It is important, because the site link still refers to the
offline website (localhost- WAMP). Do not view the website, go directly to the backend of the website by using the wp-
admin at the end of the domain url:
Do the following:
Go to the backend of WordPress by using the wp-admin option at the end of the domain url.
The following Log In window will appear. Fill out the information and enter the Back-end.
When entering the back-end, go directly to the following and change the information (url link):
Go to: Settings/General: Change the link to http:www.yourdomainname.co.za.
This must be done otherwise you will encounter errors.
Edit settings to redirect root page to domain name and not “localhost”
Save Changes when done!
For now, the main links are changed to the
relevant paths. However, some links within
the website may still point to
This is easy to fix, in the next lesson you will
install a plugin that will change all the links
On small (page only) sites this step won’t be
necessary, but for sites with a lot of pages it
is a must! You don’t want visitors to go to
“broken” pages or posts.
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