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BIG PROBLEM!! (21 posts)

  1. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I made a STUPID mistake. in the admin options, i changed the wordpress URI instead of my blog URI....VERY VERY STUPID!!! now i can't access my admin panel. instead it redirects me...and i cant fix it!!! i even uploaded everything new, but kept my same database options. same thing happens still. HELP!!!!!!!

  2. cron
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The easy fix is dont use the link to the admin panel. Instead manualy type in the URL (/wp-admin/) and change it back.

  3. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can use phpmyadmin to reset the values
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/

  4. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ive been trying to access my admin panel through (/wp-admin/). thats when it redirects me.

    and i cant use phpmyadmin. this is just a subdomain

  5. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Maybe this would help you:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/42098

    I have not tried it myself tho

  6. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you have cPanel, maybe you can go in and edit your wp-config.php file? Would that make things worse? It would force WP to reassess the URLs, wouldn't it?

  7. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the medic thing isnt gonna work (i tried it). and why would i need cPanel to edit wp-config.php? cant i do that in dreamweaver? well anyway, i tried to..but couldnt find anything pertaining tomy problem =\

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    and i cant use phpmyadmin. this is just a subdomain

    Then ask the domain owner to help you - based on the link above.

  9. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yeah, i have. its just i want to get it done, and he prolly cant help me until tmw, or maybe even monday.

  10. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    why would i need cPanel to edit wp-config.php? cant i do that in dreamweaver?

    The reason I suggest editing in cPanel is because usually you have access to it unless you don't own the domain running the subdomain. Why involve Dreamweaver when you can use cPanel, where you can edit it right on the server.

    And wouldn't editing wp-config.php help in this instance? I am not sure and I don't want to be blamed for making matters worse. (If that's possible.)

    Good luck to you. You will need it.

  11. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    whoa whoa whoa...i was just asking. i was confused about why you suggested it. i'm kinda new to this whole thing, incase you havent noticed. i was just wondering why use cpanel, thats all. i'm sorry if it came across as rude. i really didnt mean it to be such.

    and i didnt say i couldnt use http://FTP...

  12. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, it's a moot point because it doesn't look like the wp-config.php file will help in your case. All it does is reset the database, user and user password. That's no help here.

    And you say you cannot access PHPMyAdmin? So therefore you don't have cPanel access, do you? Is there any way, other than FTP, that you can access your site?

  13. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nope, just FTP. i'm not the domain owner.

    well, i'm not quite sure i can fix this myself. i already emailed my host to help me, but like i said, i probably can't get his help until tomorrow or monday, and i'd rather not wait that long. but if that's my only option, then i guess i'll wait it out.

  14. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How much energy have you invested in this site? Were you just setting it up or did you have a design in place and many blog entries? (To where it may be more feasible to just nuke the database and start anew.)

    You don't have any backups or mysql dumps laying around, do you?

  15. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yeah, i was just switching from cutenews to wordpress. and i hadn't done much in my wordpress, so i just asked my host to clear my database tables. the reason why i keep coming back here however is hoping theres another way i can fix this now, because like i said before, i really want to get a move on it. i've basically finished desiging the site, but now i need wordpress to make the pages and create my own theme.

  16. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, if you want to start over, you can re-FTP your wp-config.php file and then navigate to wp-admin/install.php and it will reinstall itself. If you have your design in a subdirectory of /wp-content/themes/, WP will not disturb those files. It will only add the two that ship with it, Default (Kubrick) and Classic (ugh). Then you can keep working on your design and site structure (installing plugins, setting up pages, categories, the sidebar, links, etc.).

    I know how you feel about wanting to keep working to get the site set up and it seems like these kind of things happen when we are right in the middle of a major milestone.

    And once you do get back up on your feet, go ahead and install Skippy's database backup plugin. You can have it mailed to yourself. This plugin is tailor made for someone in your shoes, who doesn't have access to their database files. This way, you can periodically create backups and store them on your hard drive for these such occasions.

    Download Skippy's plugin here:

    http://www.skippy.net/blog/2005/07/12/wordpress-database-backup/

    Good luck. I'm off to sleep!

  17. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i've tried that, and unfortunately, since it's the same database settings, it thinks that it's been installed already.

    ah well, it's alright. thanks for trying to help, i really do appreciate it. i'll just sleep and start fresh tomorrow.

  18. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try editing the wp-config.php file and adding a table prefix only. This will force it to create a new set of (empty) tables for you to work with. This is a technique normally used to install two different instances of WP on one database. Worth a shot! Okay, NOW I really am going to sleep!

  19. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You need to access the mysql database by one means or another.

    Do you have ssh/telnet access?
    If so then you can login and run mysql commands with mysql

    Do you know the MySQL user name and password?

    If so then you can try installing phpmyadmin on your sub-domain in a directory.

    If not look in wp_config.php file. It is there.

  20. rapsodie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hey thanks guys for all the help. i tried jonimueller's last advice, and it worked!! hehe...but i think i'll still have my host clear the database tables. but at least for now i have something to work with, and i'll just save my work and when i reinstall on a fresh set od database tables i'll upload my work.

  21. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You shouldn't edit wp-config.php (or any php file) in anything except a plain text editor. I don't think Dreamweaver qualifies.

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