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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#39765 new defect (bug)

Siteurl and Home URL Not Updating

Reported by: dchenko Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7.2
Component: Options, Meta APIs Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


I've been having SSL issues on my site driving me crazy (I'm not a novice developer), and today I decided to look into the database. When I looked at the WordPress Address (URL) and the Site Address (URL) fields in the site's settings, both displayed the website as https://mysite.com (that is, with the "s" in "https"). But when I looked into the database, both were just plain "http".

This seems very odd, especially since when both of the fields in the settings were showing "https" and I clicked "Save Changes" it gave me a "Settings saved" confirmation. But when I look into the database again, nothing changed and both URLs are just "http".

I was logged into the admin area with https when this was happening, so maybe the fields were somehow filled out automatically with "https" in the start of the site URL and home URL because I was logged in with https. Or is it something else? Why did the two fields for the URLs not display what was saved in the database? And why weren't the settings saved when I clicked Save?

Change History (6)

#1 @MaximeCulea
4 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Options, Meta APIs
  • Keywords needs-patch needs-screenshots 2nd-opinion added

#2 @MaximeCulea
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-screenshots removed

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; needs-patch 2nd-opinion removed

Hi @dchenko, welcome to Trac! Thanks for the report.

Does the issue still happen with all plugins disabled and a default theme (Twenty Seventeen or Twenty Sixteen) activated?

Any additional details about your SSL configuration (like FORCE_SSL_ADMIN, etc.) and the steps to reproduce the issue on a clean install would be helpful.

#4 follow-up: @dchenko
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Hello. I have only a few plugins (all are good, non-buggy plugins) and a pretty standard popular theme when this happens. Unfortunately, I can't change my theme or disable plugins because it's a live site.

I don't have any non-default SSL configurations with anything like FORCE_SSL_ADMIN.

#5 @MaximeCulea
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed

Hi @dchenko,

You first need to follow these steps :

But also need forcing ssl : https://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Over_SSL

If you are not à developer, you can use this kind of plugin : https://fr.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-force-ssl/

Tell us if it changed something, thx.

#6 in reply to: ↑ 4 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

Replying to dchenko:

I can't change my theme or disable plugins because it's a live site.

You could always create a copy of the site on a local server for testing purposes, or create a separate clean install on the same server.

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