I host & run self-installed WP blogs, but in this instance I'm desperate for some help.
I have a virtual server, via Digital Ocean setup running the latest version of WordPress.
Here's my environment; Digital Ocean Ubuntu 14.04LTS droplet VPS PHP Zend Engine v2.5.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2014 Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v7.0.3, Copyright (c) 1999-2014, by Zend Technologies mySQL Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.37, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 6.3
The site binds correctly via its IP, and I've setup Permalinks to be in the format domain/sample-post
I also have a domain set up via Digital Ocean, and that directs to the blog, so mariodecristofanosblog.com correctly points to the WP install.
So what I want to do now is to ensure the site fully resolves via domain name, and not IP. So posts and such like change from 220.127.116.11/my-post to mariodecristofanosblog.com/my-post.
I'm technical. But I'm missing something, I'd really love some help.
I modified the wp-posts sql database via PHPMyadmin to replace all instances of the IP with the full domain name. I used an online tool, to avoid serialization issues and I made sure to only touch the wp-posts database.
I then changes the site URL and home URL settings (General > Settings) to be mariodecristofanosblog.com as opposed to the IP
Finally, I then FTP'ed in and moved the files from the root (www) into a folder called mariodecristofansblog.com
The above is basically a short summary of all the online guides which are available to achieve this. I'm doing something wrong or I'm missing something because I just can't get this to work.
Could someone please please please help!?