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Cannot simply find the page to log in to the back end (7 posts)

  1. mrmartin1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have successfully installed WP and created a website but all of a sudden I cannot seem to log back into WP. The only thing I can remember altering was in the general settings area, under settings --> general. Here, in the spaces adjacent the phrase worpress address (URL) and Site address (URL), all I did was add www. and also removed /wp. WP then automatically logged me out which I managed to log back in. I then installed the 'responsive' theme. Although the website is accessible it looks a complete mess. There also appears to be no option to log back into WP. Any ideas please?

    http://www.superherobiography.com

  2. moh3003
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can take a look at the database on the wp_options table which will show you the the base url then you would just append /wp-admin

  3. mrmartin1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Would you be referring to the WP data base or cPanel? If you are referring the WP database then it seems impossible as I cannot even find an option to log in at all

  4. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can't just change the site URL like that. Change it back then follow the proper instructions from moving WordPress to the root directory.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    You can edit your database using tools provided by your web host, such as phpmyadmin. There's no need to login to WordPress.

  5. mrmartin1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Guys. One for you fonglh; I agree with you about making the adjustments through my host account. I'm a complete novice at these things and finding it a little difficult to locate the correct location to make the adjustment. I went into the phpmyadmin but wasn't sure where else to navigate to. In phpmyadmin the available tabs are database, SQL, status, process, export, import, variables, chasets and engines. Any ideas what next please? Thanks again.

  6. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you read the section titled "Changing the URL directly in the database" on the Codex page? It already tells you what to do.

  7. mrmartin1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks again.
    The link you provided definitely opened my mind in the the area of the core role of cpanel. I followed the section titled "Changing the URL directly in the database" but still did not seem to get any result. My aim is to just get access back into the WP admin page but this seems non existent. In the phpmyadmin section, I altered the siteurl as well as the WP admin site ("name") both to .com and starting with http://www.; This did not work so I added /wp-admin to the wp admin site (i.e. "name") and this still did not work. Any ideas please? I'm clearly missing something. Thanks.

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