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Urgent help needed! Lost my website (6 posts)

  1. jensmith2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi

    I'm fairly new to this but had created a blog via wordpress. a few moments ago I was trying uploading different free WP themes when this message came on my website and wp-admin page:

    This theme is released under creative commons licence, all links in the footer should remain intact -WordPress Themes

    Now I can't access anything including my WP dashboard and really worried I've lost it all!

    Can anyone help?

  2. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Delete or rename all themes but the default theme and see if you can regain access. Do this via the ftp.

    While there do the same with all your plugins and check if you have all the files you should have. You can do this by comparing them to your copy of the wordpress files from wordpress.org. you may want to replace the core files at this point just to be on the safe side.

    If that fails then am sorry to say the problem might be a Db issue and you will need to check all your site links in phpmyadmin.

    Good luck.

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    some authors do that when you mess with the footer links
    either upload a fresh footer.php to your current theme or rename the theme folder you are using which will cause default theme to show up and you can go from there

  4. jensmith2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks ZGani and Samboll.

    sorry ZGani being new to this is ftp - filezilla for example?
    I can delete themes form there. also how would I get to phpadmin if I can't access my dashboard - is there another way?

    I didn't change the footer link but how would I upload a fresh footer.php too if I can't get into my dashboard?

    Thanks!

  5. jensmith2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey again!
    Good news! WordPress came back and it's gone back to normal! :) yippee!
    thanks so much

  6. AshleyLloyd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Im having similar problem, Im completely lost with the FTP. I was helping my husband with his busniess website and uploaded this great theme and get a white screen with "This theme is released under creative commons licence, all links in the footer should remain intact" I cant access the dashboard and we have created this account via GoDaddy, I purchased the host rights from them.

    So lost... my husband is going to kill me.

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