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[Resolved] Locked Out of Self Hosted WP Site

  • I changed the domain on a website I have about a week ago. I could see my WP site but I could not log into it. Then I realized that I did not change the two URLs that are listed in the General Settings page. Today I logged into my Web Host and went into the mySQLadmin and using the directions on this page I followed steps 1-17 under the heading “Changing the URL directly in the database”.

    Immediately after doing this, I checked my site and it now says there is an error connecting to the database. What’s my next step or did I go too quickly and it needs an hour or so for the change to take?

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Try reviewing Changing_The_Site_URL.

    Thanks ESMI but I thought that’s what I did. Is there a particular part of that page I should look at? I already updated the mySQLadmin part; I thought from that change it would come right up.



    Forum Moderator

    I can only assume you made a mistake – which is why you need to go through the steps for your chosen method carefully again.

    Fair enough. Thanks for your patience.

    I’ve gotten in touch with my hosting company; GoDaddy and they spotted a password in the config file that was not the same as the one I used to get into the mySQL. Once I updated that through their FTP/File Manager, I was able to see my login page and log into the site. Mission accomplished.

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