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Live site images still sourced via temp url?

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2013-05-24 12:02 pm EST

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I used a temp url to setup my development site with an addon url and have since taken it live.
In viewing source code for any static urls that I might have inserted in testing, i see that the page images are still coming from the temp url address?(ecbiz123)
I already had remodified the prior WP Config back to the permant url a day ago. Shouldnt the images now be sourced from the permanent url address?

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2013-05-24 12:29 pm EST
Thank you for your question Jim1vey!

When you add images in the WordPress pages, WordPress stores the file location in the database. This is separate from the Site URL. <a href="" target="_blank">Changing the site URL</a> will not change them in the database. You can fix your database url's by doing the following.

1. <a href="" target="_blank">Export your Database</a>.
2. Make a copy of the SQL file.
3. Open the SQL file with a text editor like notepad.
4. Find and replace every instance of your <a href="" target="_blank">Temp url</a> with your domain in the copy of the SQL file.
5. Save the file.
6. <a href="" target="_blank">Drop the tables in the database on the server</a>.
7. <a href="" target="_blank">Import the copy of the SQL file into your database</a>.

That's it. You should see your images working on the domain now.

Best regards,
James R

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Thank you James - I appreciate it. The images were and are showing fine - i was concerned the image url address could be a problem but have since been advised otherwise (that the the url is just the link to the dabase via the temp url address).
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2013-05-24 3:52 pm EST
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