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XF 1.5 Change Board URL (new domain)

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Namoh, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Namoh

    Namoh Member


    I installed Xenforo on olddomain.tld and would like to change (only the domain name) to newdomain.tld can I simply do this by changing the board url? Right now I have redirected newdomain.tld to point to olddomain.tld. I'm assuming I can just change the URL in settings and then remove the redirect?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Changing the Board URL won't affect the domain the software is installed on.

    You would need to purchase the new domain, set it up accordingly with your hosting account, then move the files (if required).

    The Board URL can then be changed (but that mainly affects links in emails, the sitemap, etc.).
  3. Namoh

    Namoh Member

    Yea I have the domain purchased and it's setup on my hosting account. But do I have to move the files to newdomain.tld folder from olddomain.tld folder? The new domain is an addon domain since the hosting account has a primary domain. So my ftp basically looks like this:


    So I have to move everything (xenforo installation) from olddomain.tld folder to newdomain.tld folder and then change board URL?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you would need to move the files, or rename the folder(s).
  5. Namoh

    Namoh Member

    Well I cant rename the folder since the folder name is the name of an actual domain.

    But "move the files" is that simply Cut and paste? If so, how do I access the board if the current URL before moving is set to olddomain.tld (now that folder is empty since I moved XF)?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The URL isn't hard coded into the software - just navigate to the new domain URL and it will load.

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