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URL change went bad and I cant find wp-admin (6 posts)

  1. TDumont
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I have tried changing the URL within the WordPress General settings but for some reason I can no longer go to the site. I am just met with a 404 error every time. I have looked at how to fix this problem and have read that I must edit it in the "wp-admin" file. That would be all fine and dandy if it wasn't for the fact that I can't even find said file. I can find a folder that is titled "wp-admin" but not a file that I can edit. I am currently being hosted by BlueHost, so all of the files are on their servers.

    What do I do?

    Help is appreciated!

    EDIT: I just tried searching in my files for "wp-admin.php" and the search came up with no files found...what the hell is going on?

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This explains several ways to change those back:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    You WILL need to use FTP access or phpMyAdmin to access the database.

  3. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    You will need to reset urls as they were before the problem. Use one of this methods
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

  4. TDumont
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I appreciate the help, but as I mentioned in my post I cannot find the "wp-admin.php" file in order to change the URL. I have gone over this very link almost 10 times now, and in every single fix it says that I must edit the wp-admin file...but I can't do that because I can't even find that file.

    How do I find this file?

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Please read the page linked above.

    You WILL need to use FTP access or phpMyAdmin to access the database.

    If you don't know how to do those, see:

    https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/ftpaccounts

  6. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    You will need to use ftp to edit a file example

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL#Edit_functions.php

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