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Changed URL in Settings of a friend's blog and now can't access at all - HELP!!! (17 posts)

  1. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was trying to help a friend have her blog go directly to her home page rather than her about page and changed the url in the settings area and clicked save and now we can't get back in at all to change it back. she had someone else set everything up and I don't have access to all her files. Any QUICK help is greatly appreciated. We are thousands of miles apart so she emailed me and asked me to do this for her. I am sweating over here and feeling horrible!

  2. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    p.s.: I've read this http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL
    and it does not make a lick of sense to me and I don't think I have access to any of these files for her (nor does she). Why can't I just get back into the dashboard and 'undo' what I typed in?

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Follow the instructions Changing_The_Site_URL

  4. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have tried these fixes to no avail. the first one simply didn't work, the second unable to do, the third one didn't work, the fourth one - the instructions by #7 don't match with her files (ex. no browse button, only an edit button for wp-options), the last one is too scary for me (a friend who is not a site builder person) to do.

  5. batrachoid
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When you attempted to access the database, did you use phpMyAdmin? It sounds like you may have tried going through the cpanel, which won't work.

  6. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    she sent me her login to her hosting site which is fat cow and I didn't see anything that said phpMyAdmin, so I have no idea how to access that.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The first fix (editing the wp-config.php file) does work but remember to press CTRL and F5 simultaneously when the updated page/site. Or try emptying your browser cache. This should ensure that your web browser fetches a fresh copy of the page rather than serving up an out-dated copy from your own cache.

  8. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've just tried that and again it's not coming up, just a blank page, not even a login page

  9. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i finally got ahold of the hosting site who sent me the phpadmin page, was able to follow the steps, found the siteurl and it's exactly as it should be???? but not working.

  10. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    this is what the site is supposed to be: http://trueweddingevents.com/blog/wp-login.php

    this is what i accidentally changed it to: http://trueweddingevents.com/blog/blog/wp-login.php

    when in phpadmin, wp-options, the siteurl is http://trueweddingevents.com/blog

    i have been on support with the hosting site and they said i need to work the issue out with wordpress. i am at a total loss

  11. spotcream
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    could it be a .htaccess problem try renaming that file in your public html folder

  12. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    found the place where it was wrong and fixed it in phpadmin. still only coming up with a blank login page

  13. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    please explain further (i'm not totally familiar with the lingo)could it be a .htaccess problem try renaming that file in your public html folder

  14. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    when i go to her .htaccess folder on her hosting site, this is all i see:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/blog/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /blog/blog/index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

    it's just so weird. it's like her phpadmin isn't talking to wordpress. everything has been changed back but when you go to trueweddingevents.com/blog and try to click on her home page, it comes up with an error and shows trueweddingevents.com/blog/blog, but i've changed it on the home page in phpadmin

  15. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What the heck! i just noticed above that the htaccess has 2 blogs so i went back to edit it and now it's saying that file doesn't exist. i'm going to cry

  16. yourlifevents
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i guess she just decided to re-install because the files are deleted now. i wonder if the .htaccess would have fixed it. thanks for everyone's input.

  17. spotcream
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    it would have i think as it was writing to blog/blog/ instead of blog/

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