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[resolved] I did a stupid thing - messed up url (2 posts)

  1. pcather
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I created a wordpress using a temporary url. I'm ready to transfer the permanent url to this site. When creating the site I used the temp url for all the links. I was in the process of changing them all when I made a stupid mistake. I changed the url in the general settings to the new url. Now I can't get into it to make other changes. I'm assuming as soon as the new url is directed to the wordpress site I will be fine. BUT....

    The IT guy is having trouble making the change. Problems totally unrelated to this issue. Until he gets that fixed I can't get into the site.

    My second stupid move was that I didn't backup the site before making the changes on the links. So I can't just use the back up as a whole.

    Here's my question: Is there one file in my backup that has the old setting for my General Settings page? Could I just move that one file back over and have it reset the it to the old url? This may be wishful thinking but I thought it's worth asking about.

    Thanks for any help you can give,
    Pamela

  2. pcather
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nevermind. I just found the answer. check here for some great instructions.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    Changing the functions.php didn't work. I had to go into my database to change it. Work great.

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