AAAAHH what did I do in my options? (4 posts)

  1. psharbaugh
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just set up a new blog and everything was going great. I'd successfully installed two popular plugins and was configuring the blog's basic options ... and somehow made a minor change so that now my main blog URL and /installs URL give me only Index pages. Worse, it won't allow me to login and make administrative changes. I'm completely locked out. I can't imagine what I did to cause this, but here's what I was doing right before it happened:

    On the options page (I think) there's was an option to change the main blog URL and the "installs" URL. Naturally, I want people to type in my blog name and get the blog itself instead of an index page, as I was getting. So I changed the main blog address in the options window from http://www.manandultraman.com/installs to just http://www.manandultraman.com/ and then I hit "Update Options."

    Now I'm locked out of my own blog (oh the ignominy). I can pull up nothing but two index pages, and I'm clueless and optionless. Help!

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To get back to where you were, use this tutorial: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/

    Now to set it so visitors see your WordPress at http://www.manandultraman.com

    1. In Administration > Options > General, change your Blog address (URL) to http://www.manandultraman.com. Please note your WordPress address (URL) should be http://www.manandultraman.com/installs (no trailing /).
    2. Create an index.php in web-root folder (same folder that holds wordpress):

    /* Short and sweet */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);

    3. Update your permalinks.

    Even though the actual WordPress files reside in a sub-directory, with index.php file in your webroot, and the with Options->General admin page Blog address (URL) is changed so that WordPress acts as your main page. This particular setup is described at: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

  3. psharbaugh
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Holy smokes .... thanks for the advice but I don't even know what phpMyAdmin is, much less how to install, configure, and use it per the install instructions. I'm not a coder of any kind. I downloaded it, but I might as well have a brain surgery patient on a table in front of me and be told, "First, go ahead and fix the brain."

    Is there any other way of fixing this problem without using phpMyAdmin?

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Most hosts offer access to phpMyAdmin and I believe Dreamhost does also.

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