I'm setting up my first wordpress site (on a WP Multisite server). In the 'sites' info page I am asked to enter the site URL.

Should I use 'www.mydomain.com' or 'mydomain.com' ? (Does it matter?) I have both addresses resolving to the same IP in the DNS server. I'm just not sure if WordPress cares or will operate correctly.

  • My personal recommendation would be mydomain.com is enough. Why should I put some extra 3 characters in the URL? But make sure, the site can be easily visited with or without www. In multisite, changing URL in the Settings > General isn't everything. You have to change your .htaccess, wp-config.php if necessary. So make a backup first. Oct 6, 2019 at 11:45

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You should use the full URL of your site, as in https://www.example.com .

If you don't include the protocol (the "https://" part), then pages on your site (and links to other pages or media) won't work properly.

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