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Screwed up settings page - can't get back in! (7 posts)

  1. Saratica
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I changed a url on my settings page - must have changed the wrong one because now I can't get back into the admin!

    Is there a way to get in via the hosting site? Any way to view the settings page from there and change the url back to the right one?

    I'm at a loss! Thank you - Sally

  2. sojweb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Take a look at this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/259789

  3. Saratica
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you! Where do I find the wp-config file? I've looked in all the folders in my cpanel and can't find it...

  4. Saratica
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I found it - it was in the public_html file. But nothing about the settings and I don't see the "new" url to change it back to the old one... I'm reading the other solutions again.

  5. Saratica
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry - I feel so dense...

    In the wp-config.php file, the instruction is to find

    define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://example.com/wordpress');

    and change the url. but in my config file, there is nothing that reads WP_SITEURL or HOME. Do I create it and put it in there?

  6. Saratica
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK, it's fixed. I did the http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/ fix... can't believe it actually worked the way it was supposed to.

    Thank you so much. You are a genius.

  7. sojweb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Glad it worked; right, if those WP_SITEURL and WP_HOME constants aren't there, you just add them. But the phpMyAdmin method is equally effective.

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