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  • Hi, I just set up WordPress, and I am suitably impressed. Great job guys.
    However, I’ve got a problem that I can’t find anywhere on this support site.
    When no email address is specified by someone anonymous posting a comment, WordPress sends me the notification from “”
    It should come from
    And I am worried that other mail sent from my WordPress will have the same wrong domain, but I haven’t checked it all out yet.
    Can anybody tell me:
    Is it possible to change this without breaking the whole thing?
    If so, where?
    Thanks in advance!
    — oops the old lady
    More info:
    I did a dumb thing by adding “www” to the web address that was suggested in Step 2 of the web-based installation.
    What is the web address of your WordPress installation? (We probably guessed it for you correctly.)
    (I am old) and stupidly, I changed it to
    Surely the site name was written somewhere automagically to the configuration files and/or deep into the bowels of the tables in the database, I am sure, but I have no idea how to change it. I’ve been digging through all the config files and I’ve wasted a lot of time.

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    You will need to use phpmyadmin to alter it now.
    The information is in the ‘wp_options’ table inside the database.

    holytimoly, that was a fast reply.
    I figured it might come to that. Thank you for the info.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    9 minutes ?
    I think that’s been beaten here a few times 🙂

    Considering I was expecting a day or two to go by before I received a reply, if any, it seemed lightning fast to me. Thanks podz

    regarding mail coming from an invalid address such as “”
    – this can be fixed in the General Options…
    remove the ” www” from the domain name in these following entries:
    WordPress address (URI):
    Blog address (URI):
    that should fix it.

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