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  • I have a brand new site, with the wordpress folder at I changed the Site URL field to, while leaving the wordpress field at I’ve done this hundreds of times, but for whatever reason, it’s not working in the latest version of wordpress. The field is changed, but the url keeps bringing up the directory, and is displaying the site.

    I have fresh installed this website / db 2 times now, with no luck. The website directory is 100% empty aside from an empty cgi bin folder, and the wordpress folder. It is completely barebones, and I’ve done / am doing this on many sites. This is clearly a bug in the latest wordpress, and I’d love to have it fixed / know how I can fix this issue.

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  • I got buried on page 3 of the forums, and still need help with this. Any ideas?

    Please review:

    Can you link to your site so that someone will have a look at it and understand what the actual setting in your site is.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    I got buried on page 3 of the forums

    You need to be fair, everyone else is in the same position as you. Don’t bump.

    Bumping or replying to your own thread also removes you from the No Replies list, which some forum volunteers prioritise over other threads.

    As I said, I’ve done this a hundred times. It’s a new install, I’m not changing the directory of an existing site (which I also know how to do). I put the wordpress folder inside public_html/, ran the install, and attempted to change the site url via the Settings tab in WordPress. NORMALLY this happens,

    If you already have WordPress installed in its own folder (e.g.,, then the steps are as follows:

    Go to the General panel.
    In the box for Site address (URL): change the address to the root directory’s URL. Example:
    Click Save Changes. (Do not worry about the error message and do not try to see your blog at this point! You will probably get a message about file not found.)

    This is not happening for me, which it always has before. It says settings save, and the site continues on as if I never changed anything.

    Right now (fresh install again, as of 5 minutes ago), all that has been altered is the Settings, like so.

    WordPress Address (URL) –
    Site Address (URL) –

    I’ve also tried swapping those, thinking I was going crazy (despite comparing the setup to my other sites), and it just broke everything.

    As for bumping, I made the mistake of posting at 1AM last night (12 hours ago), and the forums were completely empty. I went 12 hours without a response, and instantly got 2 responses upon bumping.


    I was thrown off by the lack of an error when changing that field, and forgot that I needed to move the index.php file and make that one line alter to the includes file. (require(‘./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php’);) Still odd that the error doesn’t happen any more, but no biggie.

    Your site is visible at

    Is that not what you want?

    EDIT – cross-posted.

    This is currently your home URL:
    and your Site URL (where your WordPress core files reside):

    EDIT: Looks like this is another cross-post!

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