There's a button in the top right corner of every EE install that links to the front-end of the site. On one of my installs it's returning:


instead of the site's address.

Where can I change the setting for this button?

If you look at the html it's the anchor inside the "msm_sites" list item.

  • Are you using a htaccess to remove the index.php? In that case, you should add RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !URL in order to skip the URL query string
    – pvledoux
    Jan 7, 2013 at 17:01
  • I'm removing index.php but I do that on all my EE sites and they don't have this problem - so I don't think this is the issue. Thank you though. Jan 7, 2013 at 18:01

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That link comes from Admin → General Configuration - the setting named URL to the root directory of your site. I'm willing to bet you have "/" as the value there.

  • Thanks Derek - URL to the root directory of your site setting is what it should be: clientsite.com - any other ideas? Jan 7, 2013 at 17:28
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    Check for $config['base_url'] and $config['site_index'] in your config.php file. Those values might be overriding the control panel if present. Jan 7, 2013 at 18:12
  • You are a champion Derek! $config['base_url'] was blank. Thank you! Jan 7, 2013 at 19:05

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