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    Everything was working fine until I enabled the https setting for my login in page only. Now the login page won’t load.
    I am a novice, so please be specific with what I need to do.
    I am using google chrome on a Macbook Air.
    The error message I receive is Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out.
    It asks me to deselect any proxy settings. When I go into my network’s system preferences there are no proxies selected.
    What do I have to do allow me to login over a secure connection?

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  • Is your server running HTTPS?

    In the meantime, you should be able to disable that option in your wp-config.php file by removing this line:

    define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true);

    1. How do I find out?
    2. Where do I find this file? Is it supposed to be on my computer? I can’t get into my admin site because it says its taking too long to load and this happened only after I enabled ssl.

    Remember, I’m a novice!

    Where is your WordPress blog hosted, is it installed locally on your computer or do you have webhosting service somewhere?

    I am using yahoo web hosting right now.. Do I do it through their web hosting panel? Thanks so much for your help!

    I’m not familiar with Yahoo’s hosting panel, does it give you access to edit files?

    If not, you should be able to FTP the wp-config.php file down to your machine, open it in an editor and remove the line I referenced above, and FTP it back up to the original location.

    That file should be located in the directory you installed WordPress in (i.e.

    Oh wow… I found where this is stored on my yahoo control panel. Have to wait to get back on a pc to see if I can edit it!

    JGS you rock! Can I kiss you?
    For anyone using yahoo web hosting (I’m probably the last in the world) the WordPress files are actually stored under the file manager in the yahoo web hosting control panel. I was able to edit the doc JGS mentioned and delete the text required. It worked!!

    Very glad to hear you got it working. Happy Blogging. 🙂

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