How to do a Full Site Redirect in WordPress

Do you want to redirect your website to a new location?

A full site redirect allows you to easily move your website to a new domain without losing search engine rankings. It helps prevent broken links and provides a smooth user experience.

In this video, we’ll show you how to do a full site redirect in WordPress.

0:00 Intro
0:24 Step 0: Setting things up
0:53 Step 1: Set up a blank site with your new domain name
1:28 Step 2: Back up your existing site
2:04 Step 3: Restore backup to new site
2:24 Step 4: Make the appropriate DNS changes
3:05 Step 5: Set up redirects
3:59 Step 6: Disable “No Index”
4:29 Step 7: Double check your metadata
5:05 Step 8: Set up Google Search Console
6:04 Step 9: Perform an audit
6:43 Step 10: Monitor your traffic and rankings

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