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[resolved] Why cant I talk to anyone.Where r they (21 posts)

  1. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Good god I am regretting this, heard so much good about wordpress.
    I was doing OK slowly following the youtube help screens. But I noticed from my email when I clicked to log in, it always came up blank, and I had to add /wp-admin.php/
    I went into settings to do that, but it would not save, did not recognise the url or something, I dont get it all, I am a retired lady and just trying to set up a website for my dead husband. I cant remember what version, though I think it was the latest.
    The page has now gone, all I get is the front screen, I cannot get back to the dashboardm why cant I speakt to someone, this is a nightmare
    Please sort this out
    Thank you

    [Moderator Note: No bumping. If it's that urgent after just 1 hour on a free forum staffed by unpaid volunteers, consider hiring someone instead.]

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Is this a wordpress.com site or a self-hosted WordPress install?

  3. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Do not have a clue what bumping is, dont understand, what wordpress is all about. I registered with 123 for hosting and downloaded wordpress. But now all I get is the front screen saying the url is not recognised.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Do not have a clue what bumping is

    Please read http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#No_Bumping

    all I get is the front screen saying the url is not recognised

    This is nothing to do with WordPress. Try asking your hosts for assistance.

  5. Fee McQ
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    "Bumping" is what they call replying to your own post, before anyone else has replied to it. It is a technique used by some people who wish to put their own thread back to the top of the list (in an attempt to be more noticeable). So, even if you have an after though, and want to write a second post as a kind of "PS..." or " oh by the way...", it is best not to do it, as it'll be assumed you are "bumping".

  6. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    But wordpress was working OK, I went into the settings to try and change it to to put /wp-admin on the end, I also tried to save the date and a difference time area, wordpress was working it was only when I went in and tried to change things that it has gone do lally

  7. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I went into the setting of wordpress.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Change the urls back. See Changing_The_Site_URL for details of how to do this correctly without logging in.

  9. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Well dont have a clue what a URL is but will have a read, hope this will work, if not I will get back to you,
    Thank you

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Urls are site addresses. The settings that you changed in WordPress after it has been installed.

  11. wiresplus
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Jasiewics, what's the website address? www. ???

  12. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    johnscherer.co.uk
    I am reading away, but it all seems double dutch to me??

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    You broke this site when you changed the site urls (addresses) in Settings -> General. Now you need to change the urls back to what they were originally. Changing_The_Site_URL has all of the details of how to do this correctly without logging in.

  14. wiresplus
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    OK.
    type in http://www.johnscherer.co.uk/wp-login.php into your web browser. It will ask you to log in (which you do with the username you chose when you installed wordpress.)
    From my end, it's not loading your theme properly, so I'm unable to see what you've inadvertently altered :)

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    @wiresplus: That will not work. The site urls have to be changed back as I've explained above.

  16. wiresplus
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    ?? I get her login page from the link...?

  17. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Well I am not getting very far, I did what you said with the putting my deatails in, but it just came back with the usual, dont know the site.
    I have printed out those instructions
    and input wp=config.php but it does not really take me anywhere just generally more instructions.

  18. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Well I really dont think I am going to manage this, I am trying, but it just seems beyond me, plus I am a bit scared to touch anything now.

  19. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Whooooo hooooooo I did it. I went onto youtube and watched a video by Adria Richards, she is brilliant. How to Recover WordPress After URL etc etc, she is very good.
    But thank you guys for taking the time to try to help me, I dare say I will be back because I dont understand a thing.
    Once again, many thanks.

  20. wiresplus
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Glad you found it.
    please do two things: 1: copy the website address/ link for the youtube video, and paste it in here for others to find.
    2: tick the little box down below here that says "mark as resolved'

    And then go grab a coffee, a biscuit and a good book :)

  21. JohnGeorge
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Have you ever been working in WordPress and changed your address in the General - Settings area? The video bellow, will put everything back.

    http://youtu.be/UsDg4qAgUPE
    by Adra Richards

    Well as usual I have not done it to well but the above address will get you there.
    Many thanks

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