Broke my URL and can't log in (3 posts)

  1. egoodlett
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Arrrrgh, I had my site up for a day and I already broke it.

    So, my site is http://www.ellengoodlett.com, but my blog section of it was http://www.ellengoodlett.com/wordpress. I wanted to change the /wordpress to say /blog. I tried changing the name of the "wordpress" folder in my FTP to "blog," but that made the site have an error message. So then I tried doing that and redirecting the URL (via the Settings button on my Dashboard) to ellengoodlett.com/blog too. That made the whole site crash, and now I cannot log into ellengoodlett.com/wordpress/wp-login.php at all. It just goes to an error screen when I try :(

    I think I did the same thing as the person in this thread, so the solution is probably one of the ones on this page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    But my new problem is that I don't understand the FTP site at all. I can log into it just fine, but where the hell do I find functions.php to edit it?! It says to use the one from my current theme, but there are 3 different folders under theme (which I found when I went to web -> content -> wordpress -> wp-content -> themes), none of which seem to be the one I'm using right now, and they all have "functions.php" files within them, and I don't want to mess anything up further. I had a designer do my site for me, but they're very busy right now and probably won't have time to help me fix it for ages, and I just want to get it back to where I can freaking log in again >.< Kinda panicking, cause I know nothing about websites (obviously, lol)...

    Does anyone have any advice/tips on how to do this without killing it further? :/

  2. particlepat
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you change the name of your wordpress folder back to /wordpress/ (or whatever it was) you should be able to log back in. Then check out this post I just wrote for someone having a similar issue: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/omg-please-help-me-before-i-go-insane?replies=2

  3. egoodlett
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did that already, but it didn't work (I think because I saved ellengoodlett.com/blog as the address in settings, so now it thinks that's the address, so my "ellengoodlett.com/wordpress/wp-login.php" log-in doesn't work, because it has "wordpress" in it)... Will check out that topic too, thanks!

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