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HELP changed URL on dashboard – wordpress site lost

  • I pointed my domain name jewishradio.info to the correct directory on my server – worked great. Then I went to the WordPress dashboard and changed the site URL and wordpress URL to that same domain name – terrible mistake. When I go to my domain name now I see the correct content but no WordPress formatting. This gives me hope. When I click on a link to a page for example http://jewishradio.info/jewishradio/contact/ and I get an Internal Server Error. I called my server and they can’t help.

    I need to get back to my WordPress dashboard to change this URL back to whatever it was before!! Or I need to change it in the coding somewhere? Does anyone please have some advice?! Detailed instructions would be so greatly appreciated since I am obviously totally hopeless.

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  • esmi
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    amazing. okay, i changed the functions.php file and got back in. great.

    are these settings correct? should they be different from one another?
    WordPress Address (URL) http://jewishradio.info
    Site Address (URL) http://jewishradio.info

    so now when i go to jewishradio.info it’s there. BUT, when I click on one of my tabs on the top which are linked to pages they lead to the same internal error as before.

    For example my page http://jewishradio.info/contact/ . The tab is coded as follows
    <li><a href="http://jewishradio.info/contact/">Contact</a></li> and when clicked on leads to an internal server error page. AHH!

    Forum Moderator


    Where did you install WordPress on your domain?

    In htdocs in a directory called jewishradio

    Forum Moderator


    So the original site url was http://jewishradio.info/jewishradio?

    no it was not pointing to the directory at all originally. It was just my server address/directory name. that’s why I tried changing it and failed miserably.

    for example:

    Forum Moderator


    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting via Settings -> Permalinks and delete/rename any .htaccess file in your WordPress root folder.

    delete/rename .htaccess file in your WordPress root folder?

    sorry i don’t understand this

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    Look for a file called .htaccess in the folder that you installed WordPress into using FTP into your site (or whatever file management application your host provides) & rename it to .htaccess.txt.

    oh okay, i see the .htaccess file, i should delete it?

    also the settings > permalinks page doesn’t have an option for going back to the original

    I just browsed your website http://jewishradio.info is working fine for

    ok renaming ht.access ht.access.txt
    thank by the way for all this

    holy cow, you’re right. it is working incredible

    okay esmi, do you think i still need to do the naming and deleting etc?

    THANK YOU ALL!hopefully i don’t screw it up again



    Hello. I am having the same issue here but not having the same end result. I opened the functions.php in notepad, changed the code to:

    . I then updated the file in filezilla, and tried to log in and I can’t login.

    My old site was perfect10weddingsandevents.com. I tried to change this to perfect10events.ca and lost everything on my perfect10weddingsandevents.com website. Please help!

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