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[resolved] Can't Login - Changed URL Addresses (6 posts)

  1. kadelle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did something stupid and can't figure out how to change it back.

    I was in the general section of my wordpress dashboard and changed the two URL fields from my original website name to a new website name. When I saved, I lost access to wordpress and can't not log in. It doesn't recognize my login name anymore.

    My website is all jumbled now and the other pages direct me to a parked bluehost page.

    I desperately want to correct my mistake and change the URL fields back to the original website but I can't even access my site or wordpress to do this.

    Any ideas?

  2. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You could log into Bluehost's cPanel, and *very carefully* use the phpMyAdmin database tool to find those two fields in the wp_options table of your database, and then change only those two fields back to their original values. Just don't alter any other values, obviously.

  3. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just following up to see if you needed assistance. Any luck with the phpMyAdmin approach?

  4. kadelle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes the phpMyAdmin worked brilliantly. Thank you! The only tough part I had was figuring out if I had "blog' after my real URL or not. *I didn't. It's now letting me log in just like before. I won't make that mistake again. Silly to think it would be that easy to change my sites domain name.

    Thanks again! Happy day to you!

  5. andrewmills
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You are quite welcome. When you have a moment, could you mark this topic as resolved?

  6. kadelle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Resolved! :)

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