my site collapsed after I fiddled with the URL settings (4 posts)

  1. adieu
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oops, I seem to have made a blunder and now am not sure how to fix it.

    My site which is just about done was at pacificcoastpilot.com/wp. I wanted to see what would happen if I went to dashboard/settings/general and chopped /wp off the site URL. Went to pacificcoastpilot.com and nothing was different. The dummy index page was still there. So went back to dashboard/settings/general and cut /wp from WordPress URL.

    Now I can't access the Dashboard and most of the formatting has disappeared from my pages. If someone can help me reverse my stupidity I'd be grateful.

  2. JarretC
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can you log into your dashboard through http://pacificcoastpilot.com/wp/wp-login.php

    If so, then change the URL back.

    If not, you'll have to log into your website's database and reverse the changes that you made.

    You can also edit wp-config.php through FTP following the instructions here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL#Relocate_method

  3. adieu
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks JarretC.

    I could not log in via http://pacificcoastpilot.com/wp/wp-login.php.

    However, I followed the directions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL#Relocate_method and all seems to be up and running again.

    But some things not right. At settings/general, WordPress Address is set to http://pacificcoastpilot.com/wp and Site Address to http://pacificcoastpilot.com. So I clicked in the top left corner of the dashboard and was taken to pacificcoastpilot.com (which is the dummy index page). I had to type in the pacificcoastpilot.com/wp URL to be taken to the WordPress site.

    Then that stopped working, so clicking in the top left corner of the dashboard doesn't take me anywhere. However, if I type in the pacificcoastpilot.com/wp URL I go to the WordPress site. And clicking in the top left corner takes me to the dashboard, but not vice versa.

    I'm mystified! :)

  4. adieu
    Posted 4 years ago #

    oh brother... Wait. Maybe the top left corner is blocked by a horrible ask toolbar that installed itself in chrome last night. Dashboard works fine in Firefox. My apologies....

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