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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 19 months ago

#50629 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Problem with the "Site Address (URL)" field in the General Settings Screen

Reported by: digical's profile digical Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: 6.2 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: ui, administration, ui-copy Cc:


The instructions say "Enter the address here if you....." underneath the field. It's been like this for years. The keyword is "if". If my "Site Address" is the same as the "WordPress Address", this assumes I should leave this field blank. But it doesn't do that. It pops up with an error message (see screenshot)....

It's a required field - not a field based on a condition. I think the description should be changed to better instruct the site administrator on what to do and not popup an error message if Site Address is left blank.

Attachments (1)

50629.diff (702 bytes) - added by sabernhardt 19 months ago.
small edit to description text

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Change History (5)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the report.

Just linking to some related tickets here: #10970, #18769, #40353, #47954.

19 months ago

small edit to description text

#2 @sabernhardt
19 months ago

  • Focuses ui-copy added
  • Keywords has-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 6.2
  • Version 5.4.2 deleted

Suggested revision for description text:

Enter the same address here unless you want your site home page to be different from your WordPress installation directory.

The text has had a few changes over the years, but "if" has been part of that since changeset:1203.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
19 months ago

50629.diff seems like a nice improvement to avoid confusion.

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
19 months ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 54689:

Administration: Improve the wording of "Site Address" field description.

This aims to clarify that "Site Address (URL)" is a required field that should not be left blank, whether or not the site home page is intended to be different from the WordPress installation directory.

Follow-up to [1203], [3058], [5093], [5141], [13750], [41986].

Props digical, sabernhardt.
Fixes #50629.

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