My client has several sites hosted on Media Temple. I have just launched a new WordPress site for him and I have several questions about the launch.
To give you some background info, before the site was launched I set up a test domain name on Media Temple and installed WordPress on the domain. The url of my test site is now http://villanideluca.com.s145645.gridserver.com. So I build the site and now I am ready to launch.
I change the DNS of the domain to now point to Media Temple from Godaddy. Now I wait for the DNS changes to take effect. When DNS is propagated, I go into my wordpress admin to change the site url. I go into Settings > General and find that the WordPress url input box is grayed out (disabled) and I cannot edit the url http://villanideluca.com.s145645.gridserver.com. So I go ahead and edit the Site url to change it to the live domain name http://villanideluca.com. Now when I save the changes I immediately get an error about write permissions (sorry I did not record the exact error).
But, when I click the browser back but, it takes me back to the General settings, and the changes to the Site url had taken effect. I hit save settings again, and this time there was no error.
I signed out of WordPress then signed back in and my changes were still in effect and there were no errors. However, http://villanideluca.com.s145645.gridserver.com still appeared in the WordPress url box in Settings > General.
So my question is:
Shouldn't the WordPress url and Site url in Settings > General be the same?
I also noticed that after the launch, when I edit a post or a page, I can't view my changes before I publish or update the page/post. I get an error stating I do not have permission to view this page. Also s145645.gridserver.com is still contained in url's and links throughout the site. It is also in the guid where I don't want it because the majority of the pages and posts are new.
Has anyone else experienced this problem?