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WordPress Self Help Tools

OH SNAP! This article has been deprecated.

With the recent updates in the cPanel, the WordPress Self Help Tools is no longer available. No worries! You can still manage your WordPress install through the Softaculous application of cPanel. Please check out this article: Guide To Managing WordPress With Softaculous.

Your HostGator cPanel now includes our WordPress Self Help Tools. These tools make it easy to perform checks on any WordPress database and to easily modify the database to change the target domain.

HostGator recommends making a full cPanel backup before making any major changes to your account.

WordPress Self Help Tools

Accessing the WordPress Self Help Tools

  1. Log into your cPanel.
  2. In the Software section, click on the WordPress Tools icon.
    WordPress Tools icon
  3. Two tools are displayed - Database Tools and the Domain Changer.
    WordPress Tools Section with Database Tools and Domain Changer icons

Database Tools

This contains a tool to check connectivity for all WordPress databases under this cPanel.

  1. Click the Database Tools icon.
  2. Check the box next to Connectivity Check and click Run Checks.
    WordPress Connectivity Check Tool
  3. The results returned will show the status of each WordPress database.
    WordPress Connectivity Results

Domain Changer

This tool will change the domain information for a selected WordPress installation.

Important Notes:
  • HostGator does not recommend completing this without having a backup as running this tool could potentially break your site.
  • This tool is not a supported method for migrating websites. If you wish for HostGator to support a migration of your WordPress site, information about our migration services are available here:
  • This only changes the domain in the database. In addition, you will also need to move the WordPress installation or point the domain to the installation directory via cPanel. For information on how to do this, see:
  1. Click the Domain Changer icon.
  2. Under Change a WordPress Domain, select the WordPress installation you wish to change and click Select Install.
    Domain Changer Tool
  3. Choose the new domain from the dropdown list and click Change to this domain.
    Select the New Domain for the WordPress Website
  4. Click Yes to confirm the change.
    Confirm domain name change for the WordPress Website
  5. A confirmation message indicates a successful domain change. To perform another domain change, click Clear and Start Over.
    Confirmation Message Regardig WordPress Domain Change
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