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How to Override WordPress and Site URL

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Are you looking for a way to override WordPress and site URL? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to override WordPress and site URL.

This snippet lets you redefine two constants that makes it possible to work with production databases, locally. It lets you use the same database for production and development.

It doesn’t change the database records or something. So, you don’t need to search and replace a whole lot of data in SQL. You can read what the WordPress Codex have to say.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s wp-config.php file.

// Define wp home and site url
define('WP_HOME','http://production.whateversite.com');
define('WP_SITEURL','http://production.whateversite.com');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 20 best WordPress church themes for expanding the flock and how to use Google optimize in WordPress.

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