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  • Hi all….

    So, I never actually got my blog to post…so, I disabled all my plug-ins and set my theme to 2011. That didn’t work. Then, I had the “brilliant” thought that it might have something to do with where it was trying to go. Therefore, I changed the two settings of where the blog is to post (where I really want it to show up anyway). Well, since I did that I can’t get into my blog at all.

    Site is and everything was going to:… before I changed it.

    Below is the error I get when I try to gain access.


    Page not found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed,
    had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
    Please try the following:

    If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

    – Click the Back button in your browser to try another link.
    – Use a search engine like Google to look for information on the Internet.
    HTTP 404 – File not found

    Thanks… Michael

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  • Moderator keesiemeijer



    Try setting the urls back with one of these methods:

    Hi Keesie…. I’m happy to try that method but being a complete newbie to this type of WordPress (I’ve always used the “normal” one in the past)… I have no idea where to find the wp-config.php. I’ve tried looking in Application/Support… but there’s no WordPress and Spotlight also doesn’t produce it.

    Sorry to be a pain.

    Moderator keesiemeijer



    wp-config.php is just in the main directory where your WordPress site is installed, if you access your site via FTP you should be able to download the file (save a backup) and edit it manually it notepad or a similar text editor

    O.K…. just tried editing it and then uploading it. I also cleared my cache and now I get…

    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    If I knew how to blow it all out and start over I would. It might be easier than trying this. The only benefit is that I have a chance to learn from my mistakes here.

    Moderator keesiemeijer



    Which file did you update? What was the code you added to the file?

    I added


    To the wp-config.php which I found on my host.. Dotster in the file tree.

    When I took it back out… it went back to the previous error message again.

    Moderator keesiemeijer



    Can you see your error logs on the server (maybe ask your host)?

    So, I never actually got my blog to post…so

    Is this a new WordPress install that didn’t work from the beginning?

    resetting the plugins folder by using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – switching to the default theme by renaming your current theme’s folder in wp-content/themes using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    I did figure out that it was posting to /blog but I wanted it to post at the root level. That’s when/how I created this mess in the first place.

    I’ve looked all over for these files that I need to edit and can’t locate them anywhere. There seem to be hundreds of files but I can’t find the wp_options or the field as called out in the Deactivate Plugins.

    Unfortunately, I have 5 themes in the folder and I can’t remember exactly which one I had it set for and I’m not sure which one it should be.

    Thanks… Michael

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