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  • Hi All,

    My first post (and sure that it won’t be my last !!)

    I’ve had WordPress installed by my host provider (Easyspace) just before Xmas. It was not an easy install, but in the edn things seemed to be OK (I could access wordpress)

    However this only lasted a few days, ans I started to find my way around, I was tempted to try and publish a very simple blog page (which is all I’m after) http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/wordpress

    I seemed to have done this (although not to my liking at all) Trouble is, I can no longer get to the wordpress login screen, to login, and make any changes. All I get is a white screen. I’m sure it’s me, I have made a change somewhere, but I’m damned if I know what or where.

    Please help me get back to the wordpress login screen (as a starter)

    Many Thanks

    Paul

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  • esmi

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    but in the edn things seemed to be OK (I could access wordpress)

    Sorry but that looks like a totally broken installation to me. I’d suggest removing it, emptying the database and carrying out a complete re-install before you put any more work into the site.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I think I’ll do a bit more research before I take what seems a very drastic move. I have already spotted I didn’t make a change in the config file. (as per youtube video)

    I’ll make another update, when I have made the change.

    Thanks again.

    Paul

    It looks like your wordpress install thinks it’s located in /Blog/ not /wordpress/, did you move your files to a different directory or change it’s base path after the install?

    I did make a change, as I read somewhere that you need to tell wordpress where to publish the site (I had created a subdirectory off my main website and called it “Blog”)

    But of course I didn’t know what or where the file was called or located.

    Where did you see this ? Sounds like your onto something.

    Paul

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Did you add something to your wp-config.php file?

    I made a change on wordpress (can’t remember exactly what) I’m afraid I’m not a keen fan of changing code, unless I really have to (much prefer WYSWIG type changes)

    Where should this file reside ? and what should it say ?

    WordPress has its own directory. My Blog has a seperate directory.

    Is this the problem ?

    Paul

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Where should this file reside ?

    In the folder that you installed WordPress into.

    and what should it say ?

    It contains all of your database connection details. You can use wp-config-sample.php as a template.

    I’m assuming there was an improper update to the “Site Address (URL)” and/or “WordPress Address (URL)” since it seems like you weren’t “changing any code”

    Do you have access to your database with a tool like phpmyadmin?

    OK,

    WP-Config.php is located in the root (not the WordPress folder)

    Yes, I do have access to the database via phpmyadmin, but have definately made no changes as I do not understand this at all.

    Paul

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Can you check the values for siteurl and homeurl in the wp_options table of your database?

    Below are the values as requested

    siteurl http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Blog
    home http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Wordpr

    Any help ?

    Paul

    try changing both to http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/wordpress/

    Ok,

    Updated the values, both now say :-

    siteurl http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Wordpr
    home http://www.bedsandhertsfuchsiasociety.co.uk/Wordpr

    There seems to be no change. I can’t see the wordpress login screen.

    lower case wordpress in the db, or uppercase it in your folder name. They are case sensitive.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    When in doubt, always stick to lowercase for everything – database entries and folder names.

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