Announcing the next release of WordPress Domain Changer – version 2.0!
This release marks the completion of a total rewrite that brings an updated user interface, improved stability, fine-grained control, improved testing, and a few bug fixes.
Redesigned UI & Workflow
The ability to specify database tables has finally arrived!
A Preview & Confirm step has been added in order to help make the domain change process a bit more user-friendly.
Verifying that WPDC works with every supported version of WordPress would be a slow and tedious process if done by hand. Integration testing to the rescue…
Running RSpec/Capybara suite... Change Domain of WordPress 2.0.4 Drop WordPress database Create WordPress database Unzip WordPress archive Start a PHP web server for the OLD domain Run through WordPress configuration setup script Run through WordPress installation script Ensure WordPress site can be reach at OLD domain Ensure WordPress site only references the OLD domain Install WordPress-Domain-Changer into the root directory of the WordPress site Change the URL of the WordPress site using WordPress-Domain-Changer Start a different PHP web server for the NEW domain Ensure the WordPress site can be reached at the NEW domain Ensure the WordPress site only references the NEW domain Change Domain of WordPress 2.0.5 Drop WordPress database... ... ( continues up to the latest WordPress release ) ... Finished in 8 minutes 32 seconds (files took 0.62827 seconds to load)
Travis CI has been implemented in order to support the aforementioned testing efforts. Changes pushed to Github will automatically trigger a Travis Build, which verifies that both the unit and integration tests are still passing.
Odds & Ends
- Improvement - All WordPress versions between 2.0.4 and 4.0.0 are officially supported.
- Improvement - Multi-byte characters support has been added.
- Bug Fix - Multiple inconsistencies were found in the find & replace logic used for PHP Serialized strings. This logic was rewritten using a more simplistic approach.
See the Change Log for a complete list of changes.
WordPress Domain Changer’s code is released under the New-BSD License.
The source code and usage instructions are available at https://github.com/veloper/WordPress-Domain-Changer.