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[resolved] No Dashboard, Site Down after trying to move from subdirectory to root (2 posts)

  1. willyharrymyhero
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi All,

    After attempting to move my site from a subdirectory (thenewsexed.org/test) where everything was up and running perfectly to the root folder — now I have no Dashboard access and the site is down with a '500 Internal Server Error.'

    The problem started because in Settings->General (back when I still had dashboard access) I accidentally changed the "Site URL" not to include /wordpress.

    Originally I tried following instructions here for "Using a pre-existing subdirectory":

    So far I've tried:
    Changing the site URL

    Adding to the wp-config.php file

    update_option('siteurl','http://thenewsexed.org/test');
    update_option('home','http://thenewsexed.org/test/wordpress');

    Creating a new .htaccess

    Double-checking my wp-login.php setting

    Adding this to the log-in file:

    //FIXME: do comment/remove these hack lines. (once the database is updated)
    update_option('siteurl', 'http://your.domain.name/the/path' );
    update_option('home', 'http://your.domain.name/the/path' );

    I would really appreciate any help. Ideally, I'd still like to move the site but at this point I'd be happy just to go back to the /test.

    Thanks!

    PS. Was I using the right guide in the first place? maybe Moving your site When Your Domain Name and URLs Do Not Change instead?

  2. willyharrymyhero
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In the end a freelancer did the trick.

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