I'm about to make a site go live, but I realized that Wordpress assigned the website name as the IP address under settings. When I try to change it, the website errors out. When I've tried to change the name in the past, it gives an error... so I've tried a few tactics documentation has directed:
For the following methods:
update_option( 'siteurl', 'http://example.com' ); update_option( 'home', 'http://example.com' ); UPDATE `newprefix_usermeta` SET `meta_key` = REPLACE( `meta_key` , 'oldprefix_', 'newprefix_' );
I even deleted the .htaccess file. Nothing allows the site to change.
We need to make this website domain / DNS point live in a couple days, but I'm afraid if we flip the DNS pointer towards our new server, customers will receive an error instead.
Any advice would be appreciated.