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WordPress Troubleshooter. Can’t change WordPress website address (URL)

This tutorial will show you how to resolve the grayed-out ‘Site Address (URL)’ field issue, when none of URL fields is editable under Settings > General. This issue may occur while transferring a website based on WordPress themes to another location:

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Such behavior is a part of well secured servers strategy, where the host makes adjustments to ‘wp-config.php’ file on the client’s server due to security purposes.

Let’s see how to make both fields active:

  1. Access your server using any FTP client or file manager provided by your host;

  2. Open ‘wp-config.php’ file;

  3. Remove ‘WP_SITEURL’ and the ‘WP_HOME’ values:

    define( 'WP_SITEURL', 'http://domain.com' );
    define( 'WP_HOME', 'http://domain.com' );
    

    Here ‘http://domain.com’ stands for your own website URL.

  4. Save the changes.

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The issue is resolved. Both fields are active again.

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

WordPress Troubleshooter. Can’t change WordPress website address (URL)