SO I've looked around all day and tried multiple things:
changed the .htaccess name
changed the running theme name
deleted the plugin manually via ftp
changed the name of the plugin folder via ftp
it happened when I installed wordpress seo by yoast. I know its not that plugin and that it's interfering with another one, but i can't get ANYWHERE to change anything. The only thing I can do right now is access the ftp.
it's a child theme.
it's really annoying and just happened to happen the week the site is supposed to launch. Any and all help is appreciated.