Changing Site Address (URL) causes 404
I have read many other posts, and unfortunately the provided solutions did not work.
The problem is this: I have WordPress installed in a supdirectory
http://www.example.com/wordpress and would like to change the front end url to
When I go to Settings > General and change the Site Address (URL) to
http://www.example.com/somethingelse and check the front end, for
http://www.example.com/somethingelse, it returns a WordPress custom 404 page. The permalink structure is
http://www.example.com/somethingelse/?p=123 and return a root 404 error.
I have made sure that the .htaccess is correct (although when I try to update permalinks with the new Site URL it says its not writable) and that the proper permissions are set.
http://www.example.com/somethingelse as the Site URL setting, if I go to the original
http://www.example.com/wordpress, the home page works, though all links show this structure
I have tried adding the URL define to wp-config.php of
I have tried adding the following to my theme’s functions.php
I have even tried changing both the Site URL and the WordPress URL (checked it manually in the db to make sure it was correct) and changing the directory name to /somethingelse which gives me the white screen of death on every page.
I have tried disabling all plugins and redoing all of the above as well.
I am at a total loss as to what could be causing the errors as I can go over to my other WordPress installs on the same server and change their Site URL with out any problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated before I run out of hair 😉
Thank you again!