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Rename/move wordpress directory - trouble! (5 posts)

  1. gmc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've done something bad.

    I tried to rename the WordPress address as well as the blog address for my site from:

    http://www.colandrea.com/blog
    to
    blog.colandrea.com

    But I didn't move any files whatsoever within my site. Now, Bad Things are happening. I can't get to the blog; I can't get to the admin dashboard; I CAN get to admin dashboard by entering the old admin page address, but it sure doesn't look like WordPress.

    This topic http://wordpress.org/support/topic/38595?replies=4
    addresses some of my concerns, and took me to this link:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    But what if I've ignored step 8? (among other errors)
    I'm no expert, and verrry puzzled. Can someone please tell me:
    - what I've done
    - How to fix it?

    Thanks - thanks - thanks

    GMC

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you have access to the database (e.g. via phpmyadmin) follow this tutorial to change the site_url and home values in the options table:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/

  3. gmc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    THANKS...still problems though

    I used phpmyadmin to change those values, in the siteurl and the home fields, back to http://www.colandrea.com/blog. I really just want to get it back to where it was.

    No effect. Still mucked up. Thoughts?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you are using WP 2.0 - delete the cache folder under wp-content.

  5. gmc
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Done. Fixed. Thanks a million.

    Moral of this story: I shouldn't muck around with things I don't understand.

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