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  • I was trying to help a friend have her blog go directly to her home page rather than her about page and changed the url in the settings area and clicked save and now we can’t get back in at all to change it back. she had someone else set everything up and I don’t have access to all her files. Any QUICK help is greatly appreciated. We are thousands of miles apart so she emailed me and asked me to do this for her. I am sweating over here and feeling horrible!

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  • p.s.: I’ve read this
    and it does not make a lick of sense to me and I don’t think I have access to any of these files for her (nor does she). Why can’t I just get back into the dashboard and ‘undo’ what I typed in?



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    Follow the instructions Changing_The_Site_URL

    I have tried these fixes to no avail. the first one simply didn’t work, the second unable to do, the third one didn’t work, the fourth one – the instructions by #7 don’t match with her files (ex. no browse button, only an edit button for wp-options), the last one is too scary for me (a friend who is not a site builder person) to do.

    When you attempted to access the database, did you use phpMyAdmin? It sounds like you may have tried going through the cpanel, which won’t work.

    she sent me her login to her hosting site which is fat cow and I didn’t see anything that said phpMyAdmin, so I have no idea how to access that.



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    The first fix (editing the wp-config.php file) does work but remember to press CTRL and F5 simultaneously when the updated page/site. Or try emptying your browser cache. This should ensure that your web browser fetches a fresh copy of the page rather than serving up an out-dated copy from your own cache.

    I’ve just tried that and again it’s not coming up, just a blank page, not even a login page

    i finally got ahold of the hosting site who sent me the phpadmin page, was able to follow the steps, found the siteurl and it’s exactly as it should be???? but not working.

    this is what the site is supposed to be:

    this is what i accidentally changed it to:

    when in phpadmin, wp-options, the siteurl is

    i have been on support with the hosting site and they said i need to work the issue out with wordpress. i am at a total loss

    could it be a .htaccess problem try renaming that file in your public html folder

    found the place where it was wrong and fixed it in phpadmin. still only coming up with a blank login page

    please explain further (i’m not totally familiar with the lingo)could it be a .htaccess problem try renaming that file in your public html folder

    when i go to her .htaccess folder on her hosting site, this is all i see:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /blog/blog/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /blog/blog/index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    it’s just so weird. it’s like her phpadmin isn’t talking to wordpress. everything has been changed back but when you go to and try to click on her home page, it comes up with an error and shows, but i’ve changed it on the home page in phpadmin

    What the heck! i just noticed above that the htaccess has 2 blogs so i went back to edit it and now it’s saying that file doesn’t exist. i’m going to cry

    i guess she just decided to re-install because the files are deleted now. i wonder if the .htaccess would have fixed it. thanks for everyone’s input.

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