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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#48165 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Proposal about changing URL on WP admin General Settings

Reported by: felipeloureirosantos's profile felipeloureirosantos Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


There are some support topics on WordPress forums around the world that highlight the same problem, and I hope that this could help them.

Some users have not a lot of knowledge about how WordPress works, then they just change the URL on WP admin General Settings page.

  • What are they trying to do?

They want change the site URL, add https, or just put www on their URL.

  • Which are the problems?

Besides the technical WordPress side (which might break the site), there is also the SEO problems which maybe we could describe as well.

  • What are you proposing?

Maybe one of those options:

  1. Take out the option to users edit it on wp-admin/options-general.php, so they just would be able to do it on the hidden wp-admin/options.php. Maybe we could still show it there, but do not allow the change.
  1. In a less effective way, we could also just put a warning there. It would not be perfect, but certainly would help most users.

Change History (1)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Focuses accessibility removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @felipeloureirosantos, welcome to WordPress Trac!

Thanks for the ticket, we're already tracking this enhancement in #47954.

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