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  • jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)


    I accidentally deleted my .org account by changing the site’s address to my domain.

    It automatically logged me out and when I tried to log back in, it brings me to my .COM dashboard (where the domain was originally purchased and pointed to).

    I just made the domain switch. Pointed nameserver to bluehost and transferred the domain over as well (cancelled private ownership, the whole deal) and I thought we were all good, but now I see that I have to wait for the domain to be released from the previous registrar.

    I don’t know what to do now? I have no access to my account (I’m on a new one currently). It even says my username does not exist.

    My previous log-in for the account was: http://66.147.244.234/~jredatab/wp-admin/

    I was just trying to change the name to jredatabase, instead of the temporary domain (numbers).

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  • WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    You can change those back – see: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    BTW, that’s not really a .ORG login (not the same as your site) – so I’ve changed the topic on this thread – the .ORG login is your user account for these forums – which obviously does work :)!

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    Well I meant that was my admin log-in to get into my wordpress.org dashboard. Now it brings me to wordpress.com.

    I have no access to my original wordpress.org dashboard. My website is gone. Once I changed those addresses to “jredatabase.com” it logged me out of the site, and my former username (sncaufield@yahoo.com) also does not exist. It’s like it wiped out my entire .org account/site/etc

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    This is a new username I just registered so I could post on this forum.

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Yes, the link I posted above has several ways to change the URL setting without admin access – you will need to have FTP or other access to your site files/database.

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    Not intending to be annoying, but just clarifying:

    I’ve hosted this site on wordpress.com for a long time and have my domain purchased there as well.

    I just started self-hosting with bluehost/building with wordpress.org. I’ve done all the necessary steps to transfer over my domain (except I didn’t know I had to wait for it to be released).

    In my dashboard, I changed the blog’s address to my newly transferred domain, thinking it would change the website pages from the temporary address ( http://66.147.244.234 ) to the domain I transferred over (jredatabase.com ). It then kicked me out, presumably because that domain is still attached to wp.com, so now that admin log-in url is associated with wp.com too.

    I don’t know where to go from here.

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    Oh okay, I’ll look more into that page then. Thanks.

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    I’m sorry, but that page is way above my head. Is there anyway/anywhere I can get personal help?

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Your domain name http://jredatabase.com/ does appear to go to a self-hosted WP site on Bluehost.

    Make sure you’ve cleared any browser caches and cookies on your computer.

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    It’s still bringing me to my site that I have hosted at WP.com. Cleared cookies, used multiple browsers, and even different computers.

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    It may not be fully changed – when did you change the nameservers? Or it’s possible something is not right on your site. You may want to ask BlueHost for help – they have good customer support.

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    Well at one point, it was directing my domain to my self-hosted site. But once I changed the site’s address, it went back to the wp.com homepage. Thanks, I am in queue for online assistance there; however, this occurred because of something I did in the wp.org dashboard so it seems like it’s a wordpress issue, not a bluehost one, and I expect them to send me back to you haha

    WPyogi

    (@wpyogi)

    Okay, if it WAS working, then yes, it’s probably something you changed. What did you change the URL settings to? Is your site installed in the root of your server?

    jredatabase

    (@jredatabase)

    Under Settings-General, it listed my site’s address / blog address, and I changed it to jredatabase.com and that’s when everything went haywire.

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