In trying to get my blog to appear on /blog page I changed my Settings URL for wordpress to /blog. This was a very dumb thing to do.
I've spent the last 6 hours straight trying everything I could find on this forum and the internet. It appears I'm one in a very long line who has messed their url up and are in no man's land.
The simplest and best advice I have followed has been step 2 in:
Nothing works after carefully following these FTP instructions.
Here is my two lines in my index.php file as instructed:
I've tried different domain versions as well. one with www. included, one with /blog included as instructed. With the above two lines this is the latest error code when I try my admin link:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function update_option() in /home/content/31/9179631/html/index.php on line 2
I found something on the internet that said only use the first line. Tried that and got this same error message back.
Good news is that I learned for the first time how to use the FTP Zilla program.
The Bad news is that after two days of setting up my first WordPress site and beginning to feel a bit more comfortable this is devastating. I have several sites to set up after this first one. I cannot take this risk of huge amounts of wasted time.
I'm afraid WordPress is above my pay grade to do this entirely solo.
This is for my business and I just can't spend hours reading forums and following technical instructions I don't understand.
Can someone recommend a fix asap for this immediate problem AND a person to talk to for hire if necessary that can get a quick fix for future potholes in this journey? I have no problem doing the work. I need a WordPress coach on call to walk me through it.