WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

[resolved] After messing around with style.css, can't log in to dashboard! (16 posts)

  1. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello all!

    I am a sort-of newbie to WP. I was messing around with the style.css file, trying to change a background color. I hit "Update File" and now I cannot even login to my WP. I type in the address, which should direct me to the login page, and all browsers tell me that they can't connect.

    I tried logging into the FTP server via Filezilla to replace the entire style.css with the original, and got this error:

    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Could not connect to server
    Status: Waiting to retry...
    Status: Resolving address of http://ftp.globalhealthconnections.org
    Status: Connecting to 66.33.197.123:21...

    Any help would be so much appreciated!

  2. yuedesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please post the style.css content

  3. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    May just be a coincidental host issue occurring at same time...consult host...

  4. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here it is! Though it is the original copy, before I messed it up. I think what I did was change one of the colors to "#fff". If I'm remembering this rightly, it was after that that I couldn't even get to my WP login page.

    I want to say that I changed the code from this:
    #logo a{ color:#424242; text-decoration:none; font-family: Garamond; font-size:30px; float:left;}
    to this:
    #logo a{ color:#fff; text-decoration:none; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:50px; float:center;}
    but I'm not sure!

    [You need to use a pastebin for posting that much code - please see:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Posting_Code ]

  5. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your server isn't responding. I doubt it's related to any edits you made in the style sheet. Give your hosts support group a call.

  6. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ClaytonJames
    Thank you for your response! Very stupid question: how do I know who my host is? I was given the login information to do some work on a friend's site.

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  8. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    appears to time out on this hop:

    14 114 ms 95 ms 95 ms he-0-10-0-0-cr01.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.net
    15 * * * Request timed out.

    current Dreamhost status : http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/

    Might be related.

  9. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you all so much for your help! I greatly appreciate all your input.
    Does anyone have possible next steps? Or is there a consensus that I need to contact DreamHost?

  10. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @yuedesign

    I made sure not to touch anything else (I crashed the site when messing around with the functions.php file a while back and learned never to touch it until I learn more about WP and coding etc.). I don't quite know what to do next, as I can't even log into the FTP server. Suggestions?

    Thank you for all your help!

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds like a server issue - I'd suggest checking with DH. It would be very unusual for a CSS error to do what's going on with the site - particularly if you can't access it via FTP either. I think DH has a status page and/or you could post on their forums and/or send them an email.

  12. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aha! I tried to go the dreamhost website, and it timed out! Could this be the answer?!!

    :P

  13. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    LOL - maybe they have a MAJOR problem - yikes! - it would not load for me either (was going to find some links for you in my above post)!

  14. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    AWESOME! I mean, well, not awesome for dreamhost and its users, obviously. I love you all terribly for being so willing to help a newbie sort through a probably simple problem! I'll post again tomorrow if I still can't get in! Thanks again!

  15. amelia laing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Turns out it was the host! Everything's in fine order now. Thanks again to everyone!

  16. Dreamhost Status http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/
    is a great place to check when hiccups occur.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic