General Settings: WP address & Site address (8 posts)

  1. joansz
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please forgive this newbie question, but I couldn't find anything related in my search.

    Should the domain name be set in these two fields of General Settings instead of the actual host's server DNS so that the address changes in the address bar when different pages are selected?

    Note: this is how my website is set up and it does work where the address changes when different pages are selected, but I'm helping someone else who has the hosts' server DNS in these two fields instead of the domain, so when that site is accessed through the domain name, only the domain name appears in the address bar regardless of what subpage is selected.

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. joansz
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So are you saying that putting the domain name in those two fields in General Settings won't accomplish what we want? We're happy with the domain name, don't want to rewrite it.

  4. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is it that you are trying to have on your site? Do you only want the domain name to show up on EVERY page?

    i.e. no matter what page it would only show example.com?

  5. joansz
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not exactly. Right now, only the domain name shows on every page if you access through the domain name (r3.org). However, if you access through the hosts' dns name (newr3.dreamhosters.com), each page will have a unique address following the newr3... address. What we want is to have the unique part of the address to follow r3.org when other than the home page is selected.

    I have a WP website (joanszechtman.com) and I do get the unique pages showing when other than the home page is selected. The only difference that I can see between the two sites are the WP address and site address fields in general settings. My site has my domain name in both fields, where as the r3 site has the newr3... in both fields. So my hope is that the webmaster can easily fix the issue by putting r3.org in both fields of the Richard III Society site, but want to know if this is correct.

  6. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In scanning //newr3.dreamhosters.com at Sucuri, we find that there are several links output - these do not use Permalinks (as described in the article and here on the Codex.)

    //r3.org is not even a WordPress site...it contains an iframe that loads //newr3.dreamhosters.com.

    </head><frameset rows="0,*" framespacing="0" border="0" frameborder="0">
    <frame scrolling="no" noresize>
    <frame scrolling="auto" noresize src="http://newr3.dreamhosters.com/">

    So that is what you are seeing.

  7. joansz
    Posted 2 years ago #

    r3.org is the domain name that is supposed to redirect to the host which is at newr3.dreamhosters.com. Would putting r3.org in the site address and WP address fields in general settings take it out of the iframe and show it as a WP site (this is how joanszechtman.com is set up, but on GoDaddy instead of dreamhosters). BTW, all the pages are static, neither site is a blog.

  8. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First, it is not a redirect, it is a simple iframe (at r3.org.)

    Look at Moving WordPress and note you can host the site wherever you desire and bring along any domain you own (or manage).

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