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  1. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi All,

    My first post (and sure that it won't be my last !!)

    I've had WordPress installed by my host provider (Easyspace) just before Xmas. It was not an easy install, but in the edn things seemed to be OK (I could access wordpress)

    However this only lasted a few days, ans I started to find my way around, I was tempted to try and publish a very simple blog page (which is all I'm after) http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/wordpress

    I seemed to have done this (although not to my liking at all) Trouble is, I can no longer get to the wordpress login screen, to login, and make any changes. All I get is a white screen. I'm sure it's me, I have made a change somewhere, but I'm damned if I know what or where.

    Please help me get back to the wordpress login screen (as a starter)

    Many Thanks

    Paul

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    but in the edn things seemed to be OK (I could access wordpress)

    Sorry but that looks like a totally broken installation to me. I'd suggest removing it, emptying the database and carrying out a complete re-install before you put any more work into the site.

  3. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I think I'll do a bit more research before I take what seems a very drastic move. I have already spotted I didn't make a change in the config file. (as per youtube video)

    I'll make another update, when I have made the change.

    Thanks again.

    Paul

  4. IAmNickOrtiz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It looks like your wordpress install thinks it's located in /Blog/ not /wordpress/, did you move your files to a different directory or change it's base path after the install?

  5. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did make a change, as I read somewhere that you need to tell wordpress where to publish the site (I had created a subdirectory off my main website and called it "Blog")

    But of course I didn't know what or where the file was called or located.

    Where did you see this ? Sounds like your onto something.

    Paul

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you add something to your wp-config.php file?

  7. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I made a change on wordpress (can't remember exactly what) I'm afraid I'm not a keen fan of changing code, unless I really have to (much prefer WYSWIG type changes)

    Where should this file reside ? and what should it say ?

    WordPress has its own directory. My Blog has a seperate directory.

    Is this the problem ?

    Paul

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where should this file reside ?

    In the folder that you installed WordPress into.

    and what should it say ?

    It contains all of your database connection details. You can use wp-config-sample.php as a template.

  9. IAmNickOrtiz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm assuming there was an improper update to the "Site Address (URL)" and/or "WordPress Address (URL)" since it seems like you weren't "changing any code"

    Do you have access to your database with a tool like phpmyadmin?

  10. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK,

    WP-Config.php is located in the root (not the WordPress folder)

    Yes, I do have access to the database via phpmyadmin, but have definately made no changes as I do not understand this at all.

    Paul

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you check the values for siteurl and homeurl in the wp_options table of your database?

  12. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Below are the values as requested

    siteurl http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Blog
    home http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Wordpr...

    Any help ?

    Paul

  13. IAmNickOrtiz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    try changing both to http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/wordpress/

  14. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok,

    Updated the values, both now say :-

    siteurl http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Wordpr...
    home http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Wordpr...

    There seems to be no change. I can't see the wordpress login screen.

  15. IAmNickOrtiz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    lower case wordpress in the db, or uppercase it in your folder name. They are case sensitive.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When in doubt, always stick to lowercase for everything - database entries and folder names.

  17. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The "W" is uppercase, but all I have done is cut and paste, so there are no descrepencies, however, I will change all to lower case, just to avoid confusion in future.

    On closer inspection, I did find that WP-config.php is located in the wordpress folder too, if that helps ?

    Thanks for this help folks, I do appreciate it.

    One point I've spotted, it seems as if the "Blog" is in the wordpress "folder" when I wanted it in the "Blog" folder, is there something pointing wordpress in the Blogfolder, when it should be in the wordpress folder ?

    Thanks again.

    Paul

  18. IAmNickOrtiz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    if you want it to be site.com/wordpress/ you put all your files in a folder titled "wordpress" and update your db to site.com/wordpress

    if you want it to be site.com/blog you would put your wordpress files in a folder titled "blog" and then update your db to site.com/blog

    You're basically putting your files where you want them to display and then telling your database where those files are located.

  19. Fuchsiaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Bingo !!!!!!

    Thanks folks, it was the "upper / lower case" issue.

    I can now see the wordpress login screen again (and login)

    Very many thanks, once again.

    I'm sure this wont be the last "problem" I have, but it sure has helped my confidence that there are people out there, willing to help.

    Once again, many thaks.

    Paul

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