[wp-hackers] WordPress Update Options failes

Jeremy Visser jeremy.visser at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 20:40:59 GMT 2007

Knut-Olav Hoven wrote:
> I can remember those days (around v2.0.5) when I could in "Options - General" 
> just enter the folder name, relative to webroot, to where I installed 
> WordPress and then hit "Update Options".

Ah, bliss. I used to do that too.

> I can't seem to remember on which version this stopped working...
> I'm now using v2.1.2 and if I enter "/blog" into both "WordPress address" 
> and "Blog address" fields and hit "Update Options", I get this error message:

It works on 2.0.x, not on 2.1.

> It seems that WordPress automagically adds the http:// part if it is missing.
> The siteurl and home values in my database is now set to "http:///blog".
> The site works perfectly when manually updating the database with "/blog".

Apart from breaking the feed URLs, WP tends to work perfectly when doing
that, and there _are_ valid reasons to do so (e.g. front-end HTTP and
back-end HTTPS) but it seems WP knows better.

Jeremy Visser

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