For some reason I have to specify fort :80 in the name of the website. Otherwise, nothing works. However, this port is then included in the permalinks and in the sitemap etc. Is there a way to get rid of the port in the website name without destroying the website?

Thank you

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Here are some additional details that step you through transfering a LAN-based wordpress site into an externally accessible site as well enabling editing the wordpress site from inside the LAN.

Two important keys are router/firewall modifications and the "wait 10+ minutes" after making the changes at the end.

-using ssh to log into your server (nano is a server preinstalled text editor) -$ nano /var/www/books/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/functions.php -add lines just after


-refresh your web browser using your external site url

http://your.site.url:port/yourblog -$ nano /var/www/books/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/functions.php -remove those lines you just added (or comment them out) -access your router (these steps are for pfSense, other routers should have similar settings to look for/watch out for) -add to firewall/nat table a line like this


-add to firewall/rules table a line like this


-uncheck the box at System/advanced/network address translation/Disable NAT Reflection

   "Disables the automatic creation of NAT redirect rules for access to your public IP addresses from within your internal networks. Note: Reflection only works on port forward type items and does not work for large ranges > 500 ports."

Then go do something for ten minutes and when you get back see if the external url http://your.site.url:port/yourblog from a LAN browser brings the page up correctly.

You can read more about permalink Here

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  • Yeah but after I change the url, the website gets 301 permanently relocated error and it stops working. – Goodie123 Jan 25 '16 at 7:07

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