Remove 'change url' option.
A few people a day break their blogs when they try to change the homepage url. Can't this option be removed, hidden a little deeper, be accompanied by a link to the 'moving wordpress' article in the codex, accomponied by a big warning or even be checking if the user followed the necessary path?
I agree that there should be article that tells how to change URLs and this article should be linked to from that page where you can change the URLs.
I think a warning that contains a help tip link to an in-depth description of how the value used in the field affects the site and possible negative side effects if you change it should suffice.
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I wish I'd come here before I did exactly that last night! Oh well, as least I know how to edit the database now. :-)
The option should be removed altogether; it would be better to use relative links instead. The code should be site-independent so that it works no matter what domain it is located on. It shouldn't need to know. Cheers, Graham
I also agree! I just made the same mistake. It would be nice if there were a little bit of text warning along with the link to the instructions for newbies like me: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL#Changing_the_URL_directly_in_the_database
"Are you sure you want to perform this action? Chaning the site URL modifies where WordPress looks for files, if you're not moving the installation this option may break your site."
Maybe something a little shorter... but you get the idea...
Graham's option is even better!
I absolutely agree with Graham.
This option should be removed altogether.
WordPress should use relative links instead.
The code and all entries in DB should be site-independent.
WP should work no matter what domain it is located on.
If WP really needs to know the site URL it should be set only in one location, preferably in the config file.
I am considering to start using WP to develop websites, but the steps that are necessary to move WP site between Dev, Test and Live environments makes me hesitate to go ahead.
I am not aware of any other CMS that has this issue.
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