Support » Fixing WordPress » Tilde in WP_HOME Throws 404 When Saving Post

  • Resolved jeffpurcell


    When developing a new WordPress website, we use the temporary cPanel URL. Something that resembles this:

    We do this so we can develop inside the same cPanel account and quickly launch the site by changing the WP_SITEURL and WP_HOME and running a quick search and replace in the db.

    My issue comes when saving a post, page or any cpt. After saving or publishing the new url after saving looks like this:

    It is missing the ~username portion of the url.

    I’ve even defined the WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL constants to include the full path:

    From poking around on other forums I’m beginning to think this may be a url sanitizing function.

    Any one have a thought on how to avoid this?

    The post saves just fine, but it is quite annoying to have to edit the url after every save.

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  jeffpurcell.
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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    It won’t work because the tilde is handled specially. If you can modify the Apache2 config and create an explicit <Directory /> section for your directory then it should work.

    You may be able to do that in cPanel too.

    I’ve found (possibly) a simpler method. The get_post_link filter seems to do the trick:

    add_filter( 'get_edit_post_link', 'my_edit_post_link' );
    function my_edit_post_link() {
    	 return WP_HOME . "/wp-admin/post.php?post=".$post->ID."&action=edit";
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