[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55607: wp-config overrides of WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL are forgotten when installing MultiSite.

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#55607: wp-config overrides of WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL are forgotten when installing
 Reporter:  billpg              |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)        |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Networks and Sites  |    Version:  5.9.3
 Severity:  normal              |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  multisite           |
 The chain of events I encountered when playing with WordPress on my home

 1. Installed WP successfully.
 2. I changed the two URL settings to the wrong value by accident.
 3. Tried logging back into the admin panel, but I kept being redirected to
 the wrong place, the one I had mis-typed.
 4. Google'd for a fix that would avoid my having to reinstall from scratch
 and found you can override these two settings in wp-config. I added the
 correct values for WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL.
 5. Finding access to my website restored, I forgot about the two settings
 editable on the setting panel.
 6. I switched on Multi-Site by setting WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE in wp-config.
 7. I followed the Network-Setup panel, opting for subfolders. (The sample
 code to paste into wp-config had the correct name for
 8. I followed the instructions to update both wp-config and .htaccess.
 9. I went to the login page and saw the page layout was all messed up.
 Investigating, I found the CSS etc links were all to the mistyped URL I
 had typed back in step 2.

 Note, after restoring the htaccess and wp-config (but keeping my WP_HOME
 and WP_SITEURL changes) I found I could not update the wrong settings in
 the DB, as both text boxes were greyed out.

 WP multi-site appears to have some reference one of the two URL settings
 in the database. This should defer to the replacement settings in wp-

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55607>
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