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    I have a business website and a blog using WP framework. I’ve been reloading files after having been hacked and in doing so, I’ve run into one problem after another. When trying to enter business.com/wp-admin it bumps me to business.com/blog/wp-admin. In my efforts to fix this I’m now coming up with this error.

    “Example Domain

    This domain is established to be used for illustrative examples in documents. You may use this domain in examples without prior coordination or asking for permission.”

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • It appears that you’ve changed your WordPress site’s URL to example.com

    You probably copy/pasted an example or something similar that used example.com as a placeholder. Site URLs are defined in either functions.php or in your database’s wp_options table

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by Laken Hafner.

    Thanks so much! I repeatedly tried adding the code fix to functions.php, according to https://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL but it didn’t work.

    I then got brave and went into my phpAdmin, as directed in the same codex site (scroll down) and yep, that’s where it was at. Got it fixed!

    Thank you SO MUCH!

    No problem, glad I could help 🙂

    I haven’t had the best luck trying to fix site URLs with functions.php or my wp-config.php file either, so I always resort to the database. Modifying the database can be pretty scary the first few times, but at least with PHPMyAdmin, it’s really simple to create and import backups. So as long as you download your database before messing with it, it usually turns out ok 🙂

    What gets really scary is when you start needing to craft custom SQL queries to bulk replace stuff.. that can go bad really quickly 😉

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