[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55546: It is unclear what the two URL settings mean.

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Sun Apr 10 00:28:46 UTC 2022

#55546: It is unclear what the two URL settings mean.
 Reporter:  billpg        |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Text Changes  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by peterwilsoncc):

 Replying to [comment:2 billpg]:
 > Is "Site Address" to make the post/page permalink URLs, while "WordPress
 Address" is to construct the "wp-admin", "wp-content", etc URLs?

 Yes, that is correct.

 > It would be useful to understand a use-case for keeping those two as
 separate settings with different values. My own website was in a sub-
 folder (https://billpg.com/site/) until I found a .htaccess setting to
 deal with requests that don't have a corresponding file in my public_html
 folder by silently rewriting URLs into my "site" folder. Before and after
 that reconfiguration, both URL settings inside WP had the same value as
 each other. "https://billpg.com/site" before and "https://billpg.com"

 The use case is that it allows site owners to put three files in the
 site's root directory (site URL) and refer to the sub-directory directory
 (WordPress URL). It saves the effort of modifying the `.htaccess` file to
 rewrite URLs.

 I've set up a gist with the
 three files in my site's root directory].

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55546#comment:3>
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