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[resolved] Website totally messed up & I just keep making it worse . . . (5 posts)

  1. Bobbielynn2712
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is my website:

    http://amandacostner.com/

    About an hour ago, in order for a background plugin to work properly, I decided to switch my php to 5.3 Well after that all hell broke loose and my site was giving error messages for a while, I couldn't log into the wordpress dashboard for a while, and the website lost pretty much all the CSS changes I made using a child theme. Needless to say I'm borderline ready to go drink 800 margaritas and then attempt to drunkenly rebuild my website.

    However, I did backup my "database" (not sure what that even means I'm a total novice newbie) with the better wp security plugin I installed right before making all these changes. But I'm starting to realize I may not have taken all the proper steps before making these changes or something because I can't even log into my phpMyAdmin panel (via justhost) to even attempt to restore whatever that file they emailed to me was . . .

    I know I'm rambling but I guess If there's someone out there who might have some ideas as to how to restore my website to what it was three hours ago, I swear to God I'll never mess around with any of that "dangerous" stuff again (lol).

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's just the Child Theme that has the problem?

  3. Bobbielynn2712
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, I definitely over reacted. After looking more at everything I realized that the only thing I really lost was my background image, which I was able to restore.

    This was a mess of a post so I'm gonna try to close it (/I'm not even sure if I can do that!)

    Good Lord I'm being such a woman right now . . . lol (it's okay for me to say it dudes I am a woman)

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I swear to God I'll never mess around with any of that "dangerous" stuff again (lol)

    It's a good thing to mess about with themes so that you learn what's going on, and you're doing a good job by creating and maintaining a Child Theme :)

    Let us know if you get stuck, we want you to feel like you're in charge of your own theme and not afraid to touch it.

  5. MarkHedley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried changing your php version back to 5.2? There is a documented issue to do with database passwords for later versions of php. The fix is simply to generate another DB password.

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