You will find an icon to the right of the New URL field which has a tool-tip to let you know it is for testing. Clicking this icon will run tests against the entered Old URL and New URL. Once the tests are complete, you will be shown a report similar to the image below. If any issues are found, you will be given a button to click to automatically fix the issue. There is no configuration required for this feature to work.
The following conditions prevent the “Verify this site is accessible from the New URL” from being able to reliably verify the site is accessible from the new URL and therefore will always show “Unable to verify whether or not this site is accessible from the new URL”:
- The entered Old URL and New URL are not the same as the current site URL and are not the domain of the current site.
- The site is a multi-site using sub-directories and the entered URLs are specific to a site on the network instead of simply entering the old and new domains.
If the new domain is not yet pointed to the site, the “Verify this site is accessible from the New URL” will always show “This site is not accessible when the Old URL is replaced with the New URL” (which makes sense because the site is not accessible on the new domain if it is pointed elsewhere).