Did you recently attempt to change your permalink structure? You may want to FTP into your WP root and rename .htaccess to something like .htaccess-hide and see if you can then access your WP admin area. Usually when you get server errors like that, it’s a bad .htaccess file or some permissions are set incorrectly.
Just today, we can’t log in to our Admin to edit our blog either!! But we get the message “Sorry, the page your requested could not be found, or no longer exists” Does anyone have any helpful hints to fix THAT one? (we are not tech savvy, our wordpress.org blog was set up by someone else and we no longer have their support, so if you can be super detailed, that would be great.)
You sort of hijacked this thread, but if you would be kind enough to post a link to your site, perhaps we can dive into the great unknown and discover something wonderful together.
To both Bella and Thereo … what exactly was the last thing you did right before you couldn’t get into your site? Were you performing an upgrade? Installing a plugin? Fooling around with WordPress’s settings? Editing the theme templates? Sometimes that’s a big clue as to what might have happened?
A couple of days before the problem, I was trying to add ads on to my site and stats on my dashboard. I also was having problems with my computer hard drive. It has been fixed since.
@joni we posted to our blog just fine just a few days ago. we haven’t made any changes to our blog besides our normal posts.
That’s odd. Usually I’d advise you (all/both of you) to disable all plugins, and then see if you can regain access to the dashboard. If you CAN, that means some plugin is stinking up the pond. To find out which one, reactivate each plugin, one at a time, until you find the one that causes you to be kicked back off the dashboard. Then you can kill that one. But if you don’t have access to your backend, the only way to do this is to FTP into your plugins directory and rename that directory, fooling WP into thinking there are no plugins. (OR just FTP all the plugins down to your hard drive, delete them from the plugins folder and reupload each one, one at a time, until you find the culprit.
You could also try changing themes (again, FTP into your /themes directory and download all the theme folders, and just keep the /default or /twenty-ten folder, and delete the others. If the site returns when you have only the default theme installed, there’s some issue with the theme.
Failing ALL of that, I’d go ahead and backup my database, and reinstall WordPress.
You just need to delete the /wp-includes and /wp-admin folders, and all the *.php files EXCEPT config.php. Also, don’t delete your .htacess file or your robots.txt file if you have one. Then grab a fresh distro of WP and reupload everything. That should cure it. It is what I’d do if I were paid to troubleshoot this problem. 🙂
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