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[Resolved] I think I broke my site

  • tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    I’ve been trying to create a child theme and having trouble doing so on GoDaddy’s ftp manager. So, I decided to try it on FileZilla which I’ve been working with for 4 or 5 years. As I was downloading my info into FileZilla I saw an old “Page under construction” index file I had up before I came with WordPress. I tried to delete it. I deleted the wrong index! Now all I can bring up is the old “Page under construction” index file page. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Or will I have to start from scratch and reinstall WordPress? Or what?

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  • Roy

    @gangleri

    Just download WP and upload the missing file again.

    tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    I’m not sure how to do that – the missing file is my website’s index file.

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    You need upload index.php file back to where your wp-config.php file is

    Roy

    @gangleri

    http://wordpress.org/download/

    There you download the version of WP that you’ve got running. Find the file that you deleted and upload it to the server.

    tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    I have been working on my site online, so when I deleted that file, I deleted it from my host (GoDaddy). I didn’t have it backed up anywhere. That being said, how do I get that missing index file into WP when I download it? I know it’s pretty simple for you guys but it’s confusing as h–l to me. Duhhhhh.

    just download the archived wp zip file from http://wordpress.org/download/. Unzip it, and you will find the index.php file in there. Upload and overwrite the file by FTP and that is that.

    tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    I did that (I think) but nothing changed. This is what comes up: http://tarotmeister.com/. What now?

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    See if you have other index file or default file other then the one you uploaded delete or rename the file

    tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    I have three index files on the right side of FileZilla. They are:
    index-extra.php
    index.html
    index.php
    The first and last try to open Microsoft Digital Image but the files don’t come up.
    The middle one brings up that Under construction page

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    it is index.html file rename the file to index-hold.html

    tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    on the right side, right? That’s what I did, nothing happened…

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    Do have any other website in your root other then wordpress
    If you do not have any content like posts or pages setup I would reinstall

    tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    Do have any other website in your root other then wordpress

    The only thing that was left over from my other program was that one under construction page and I don’t understand that because I thought I had deleted everything from GoDaddy before installing WP.

    If you do not have any content like posts or pages setup I would reinstall

    I had completely setup my whole website, around 60 pages. That’s why I really hoped I wouldn’t have to start from scratch again. I have all the necessary text but I used a lot of pictures for effect and that was very time consuming.

    govpatel

    @govpatel

    Then do not do any thing let us try this add this
    Indexdirectory index.php index.html
    on first line of .htaccess file which is a hidden file you will need allow to see the file

    tarotmeister

    @tarotmeister

    I can’t find .htaccess. Before I take any chances…should I make the changes on the left side of FileZilla?

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