offers two configurable URLs namely WordPress address
and Site address
to load the content correctly.
highly relies on these URL settings as each of them have their own
importance. More often WordPress beginners find these terms puzzling as what each one really does or why we need them. In this article, we will give you a complete understanding of these terms.Site Address – Site URL
The Site Address or SITEURL is the address you want your website visitors to type in a web browser
to reach your website. Say for example, if your website is mydomain.com
then http:// mydomain.com
is your site address.
WordPress Address – WordPress URL
The WordPress address is the location of the core WordPress files
. In most cases, both SITEURL and WordPress URL (HOMEURL) will be same unless you install WordPress in a separate folder.
For example, if you install WordPress into the document root
) then your WordPress URL and SITEURL will be the same. To access the WordPress dashboard, you will have to visit http://mydomain.com/wp-admin
If you install WordPress in some subdirectory, say 'wordpress'
then your SITEURL would be http://mydomain.com/wordpress
. To access the admin dashboard, you will have to visit http://mydomain.com/wordpress/wp-admin
.How do I change these URLs?
At WordPress dashboard, you are
given an option to modify these URL values. Once you are logged into
WordPress dashboard, navigate to
page. Enter the new value for WordPress Address
or Site Address
and click Save Changes