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Changing the Journal domain name, and Default Email Address

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Changing the Journal domain name, and Default Email Address

Postby janer » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:01 am

Hello,

Our Journal is changing its sponsoring organisation. This means that it will adopt a new domain name (not that of the new sponsor) and as Administrator and Journal Manager I need to change my email address (which is also the 'bounce' address for any undelivered emails generated by the website), to harmonise with the domain name email addresses of the new sponsor.

Please can you advise if there are any pitfalls to watch out for and avoid, or any practical tips that would make this process any less error prone. We are also about to upgrade from 2.2.1 to the latest OJS version - would you recommend we do the domain name and email changes before, after, or at more or less the same time as the upgrade?

Many thanks,

Janer
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Re: Changing the Journal domain name, and Default Email Address

Postby jmacgreg » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:18 am

Hi Janer,

It's probably best to change the domain name and email addresses, etc., first; ensure that everything looks good; and then upgrade the database. After each step you will want to go through the Journal Setup pages to ensure that all information is as it should be. When you change domain names, you will have to go through your config.inc.php file and ensure that all values are as they should be. There's a lot of information on migrating OJS on the forum that would be of value here, as some particulars are the same. And of course, ensure that you have backups before completing any process, and read the documentation carefully. docs/UPGRADE will be of particular help.

Cheers,
James
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