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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

#50886 new defect (bug)

docs: Improve help text about site vs. WordPress URL settings

Reported by: tobifjellner Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Text Changes Keywords:
Focuses: ui, docs, administration, ui-copy Cc:

Description

Hi,
I'm looking at https://build.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/wp-admin/options-general.php?marks=30#L30
and thinking about how to improve the help string:
"The WordPress URL and the Site URL can be the same (example.com) or different; for example, having the WordPress core files (example.com/wordpress) in a subdirectory instead of the root directory."

  1. Since the URL's should include http/https, I believe the sample should also have that: "https://example.com)
  2. It would be good to elaborate a bit more on the difference between these two URL's. What about "WordPress URL is where the core files of WordPress are installed. Site URL is the URL a visitor enters in their browser in order to reach your site."
  • Perhaps we should also mention here about http/https specifically?
  • What about: Remember that if you want to move your site to a different domain, you'll usually need to first configure this outside of WordPress.

Change History (4)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
4 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Text Changes
  • Focuses ui added

#2 in reply to: ↑ description @justinahinon
4 weeks ago

Replying to tobifjellner:

  1. Since the URL's should include http/https, I believe the sample should also have that: "https://example.com)

I agree on point 1, about adding http/https to the URL. But I'm wondering, should we include both? The https://example.com and http://example.com?

  1. It would be good to elaborate a bit more on the difference between these two URL's. What about "WordPress URL is where the core files of WordPress are installed. Site URL is the URL a visitor enters in their browser in order to reach your site."

Yeah, it makes sense IMO to rephrase the original sentence. @marybaum, I'd love to have your feedback about the proposed wording :).

  • Perhaps we should also mention here about http/https specifically?

What if we include instead a link to a resource that clarify that. We don't want the help panel to be also very long I think.

  • What about: Remember that if you want to move your site to a different domain, you'll usually need to first configure this outside of WordPress.

+1

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
4 weeks ago

#50883 was marked as a duplicate.

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
4 weeks ago

  • Focuses ui-copy added
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