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How to swap/switch addon domain with primary domain(GoDaddy+WordPress)


This is Yasir from WPHowKnow and in today’s video I will show you how to swap add-on domain with primary domain along with the websites and their data in 5 simple steps and I will also cover the points that are important while swapping the domains So let’s begin. I am already logged into my GoDaddy account here You can see two two means that I want to swap Both of these websites are running on WordPress. This domian yasirworkfolio is the primary domain and the domain WPHowKnow is the add-on domain. First, let’s see what is the content on our primary domain which is yasirworkfolio and here you can see that on primary domain. We have this beautiful custom-made theme with this tilt effect now, let’s see what is only add-on domain which is WPHowKnow.com and Here you can see that On WPHowKnow we have this WordPress theme twenty nineteen activated on it. Now we know what is the content on both of these website. Let’s start the procedure of swapping. But before swapping here are some points that we are assuming about the websites. Number one is that there are no subdomains on either of the domains because after swap most probably those will be lost. Number two is that there are no custom entries in DNS records because those would be delete it and number three Is that there are no custom email forwarders configured after taking care of these conditions. We are good to go for swapping procedure. So let’s start the process of swapping add-on domain with primary domain. We will follow these five steps in this swapping process. let’s start from the first step and First step is that take the backup of your both websites, including website files and database on a local machine. I Have already taken the backup of both websites on my local machine and for backup I have used all-in-one WP migration plugin as It makes the backup of website files and database in just one file and it will be really easy to restore the websites Here are the backups that I have taken This is the backup of the yasirworkfolio domain and this is the backup of WPHowKnow.com. After the backups, let’s move to step number two which is the remove add-on domain as add-on domain and This is very important because if you do not do this you will not be able to Change the primary domain and you will get the error from your web hosting server So first, let’s remove the add-on domain as add-on domain for that we have to go into our web hosting account So I will click on the manage and then I will go into my cPanel admin and In cPanel under the domain section, I will open add-on domains Here you can see that WPHowKnow is the add-on domain so I will remove it as my add-on domain So I will click on remove and then I will click on this blue remove button Now WPHowKnow has been deleted as an add-on domain and it has become a parked domain. Now, let’s move to step number three, which is change primary domain For that I will go into my GoDaddy account and from here I will click on manage and I will select the WPHowKnow as the primary domain and I will click on change domain Now the primary domain has been successfully changed to WPHowKnow which we can see here and also here Now move to step number four which is at the add-on domain so I will go into my cPanel admin section and Under the domains section. I will go to add-on domains and I will add the yasirworkfolio as the add-on domain and I will click on add domain and now yasirworkfolio has been added as an add-on domain and now we have WPHowKnow as the primary domain and the yasirworkfolio as the add-on domain and Now, let’s see. What is step number five Step number five is to install WordPress own add-on domain So to have a fresh installation on your yasirworkfolio. I will go into installatron application and I will go into applications browser tab and here I will find WordPress and I will click on install this application And from here I want to install the WordPress on my yasirworkfolio domain so I will select it and This is optional. So I will delete it and I will set its password here And then I will click on install now Here you can see that WordPress has been installed on yasirworkfolio. So I will open it and You can see that the brand new WordPress has been installed and twenty nineteen theme is activated on yasirworkfolio. Now I will login into yasirworkfolio and will restore the backup that we have created with the name yasirworkfolio And now I will install all-in-one WP migration plugin on this yasirworkfolio domain Now the plug-in all-in-one WP migration has been activated. So I will import the file for this website Now the backup process has been completed and it is asking for us to overwrite our Website the database and media plugins and theme so we will proceed with it And now it is asking us for saving our permalink, so we will click on permalink settings and We will click on Save Changes. Now let’s us go to front-end of yasirworkfolio Now you can see that yes, yasirworkfolio has been restored as it was before now It’s time to restore the data of WPHowKnow Now we will go to the admin section of WPHowKnow so we can restore this backup so we will type in WPHowKnow wp-admin so we can login into it and we have logged in and we will go to the all-in-one WP migration import section and From here. I will select the file because the file is on my local machine So I will give its path here and I will select WPHowKnow backup and I will click on open Now it will take awhile. So I will pause the video and we come back after the backup has been done Now the backup has been done. And now it’s giving us warning that this will overwrite our current web site So we will go to proceed And it is asking us to save our permalink structure twice. So we will go to permalink settings Here you will use the credentials that you have been using on WPHowKnow when it was acting as add-on domain So I will write in the old credentials here And then I will click on login And I will use this permalink structure and we click on Save Changes. Now the permalink structure have been changed. Now let’s see what we have on our primary domain and what we have on our add-on domain So let’s see what is on our primary domain now, which is WPHowKnow.com And Here you can see that we have our twenty nineteen theme back as it was on add-on domain now Let’s see. What is on our add-on domain which is now yasirworkfolio Here on yasirworkfolio you can see that we have this custom theme with tilt effect that we had before and With this we have successfully swapped the add-on domain with primary domain successfully in just 5 simple steps if you find this video helpful and informative, please like this video and leave the feedback in the comment’s section and Please subscribe to our channel. So you keep getting our content regularly Thanks for watching

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