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
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.
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?