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[resolved] Can't Access wp-admin After Transferring Domain (12 posts)

  1. bricklayer.payne
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I just transferred my domain, http://www.trialofthecentury.net, from WordPress to Bluehost. Under the WordPress dashboard on Bluehost, I set the site url to "trialofthecentury.net," assuming it would just start routing my page there. However, now when I try and access the wp-admin dashboard, it just takes me back to WordPress.com. There's simply no way to access the admin page.

    To top it off, my website---http://66.147.244.99/~trialoft/---no longer works.

    Any suggestions? I'm new at this domain-registar-bla-bla-bla stuff so I'm sure I did something wrong.

  2. dimitris33
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    it does not work this way, check this for a fix

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I just transferred my domain, http://www.trialofthecentury.net, from WordPress to Bluehost.

    Can you elaborate on this. Were you running a wordpress.com site previously? How exactly did you transfer the domain name and when?

  4. bricklayer.payne
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I was running a wordpress.com blog; the domain was registered under WordPress. I transferred it as per the instructions here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/transfer-domain-registration/

    In short, it appears that my domain has transferred to Bluehost, but now I'm completely cut out of my admin. It redirects to wordpress.com every time.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    When did you start the domain name transfer?

  6. bricklayer.payne
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    This morning. About an hour ago.

    Uh-oh...does a domain transfer take a while? Did I just make a public fool of myself?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Uh-oh...does a domain transfer take a while

    Yes. Up to 72 hours.

    Did I just make a public fool of myself?

    Don't worry about it. This kind of question crops up all of the time. :-)

  8. dimitris33
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    sorry, i thought you just changed your site url.

  9. bricklayer.payne
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    This is great---it's transferred over! However, I'm having some trouble---my "About" page will not work. When it's clicked on it goes to a 404. Same with clicking on an individual post; it just goes to 404. Do I have to wait a while for all that stuff to load up, or should I be concerned?

    http://www.trialofthecentury.net

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting via Settings -> Permalinks. If this works, then review Using_Permalinks before setting a custom permalink structure back up again.

  11. bricklayer.payne
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Ahh, that worked! Whoever you are---you are a genius, possibly even Mensa!

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Glad we could help :-)

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