Eventual Migration from Subdomain to Main URL Domain

  • I am completely new to the world of WordPress and Rank Math. I currently have a website connected to Rank Math (update.noxstavern.com). This is a subdomain address that I am using to build out a new website for my sister in laws business before migrating to their current URL (https://noxstavern.com/).

    The company that hosts the URL iPage has stated they will help with the migration when we are ready to move the WordPress site to the current URL. My question is that, if I set up all of the SEO attributes for the subdomain site (update.noxstavern.com) ahead of the migration, what happens when we make the move to the permanent URL (https://noxstavern.com/)? Will I lose everything I set up, will it migrate, or is this where I will need to leverage redirects?

    Any insight or best practices would be great. Thanks!

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and bringing your concern to our attention.

    There is no unique way of treating a staging site/temporary domain that is different than the production site. Once you have pushed/migrate your site to the live website, all the Rank Math settings you have made or imported from your staging site would still be intact.

    For the redirects, if you have set them up in the Rank Math redirection feature, then you may need to edit them again. In this example:

    Source: my-sample-post/
    Destination: update.noxstavern.com/new-post/

    You’ll need to edit the destination of the URLs to be:

    Source: my-sample-post/
    Destination: https://noxstavern.com/new-post/

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you.

    Thank you for your answer. So in reality once I move to the permanent url everything should migrate. Appreciate the help!


    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/seo-by-rank-math/reviews/#new-post about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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