I attempted to move a wordpress site to a different URL than the one I created it on and I inadvertently scrambled up the directories and need help sorting things out.
In fact, I have become resigned to just wiping everything clean and starting all over, however this is not so easy as just deleting the databases from their two respective servers and re-installing them, Alas. (Why? I do not know, though my efforts failed.)
Without too much backstory, let me just present the facts of the matter in order that I can receive a nuts and bolts strategy to correct the problem:
On each of the two wordpress sites –each with their own discreet username and password– I have set the the WordPress address (URL) and the Site address (URL) to point to each other. By that I mean, the old site points to the new one and the new one points to the old one. Can you say endless loop?
I’m sure the burning question you have is how I could possibly manage to have gotten into such a predicament, and I promise to reveal all once I have received a corrective to my problem (I promise).
Meanwhile, my question is, how can I:
A. go into the backend and access the hmtl/php to change where the two URL’s point (without having to confront the front end of WP which I am locked out of)
B. Completely delete the two databases so I can start over fresh
C. Correct the situation in some unforeseen manner which I leave open to you to suggest.
It goes without saying that I am anxious to correct this as the site has been down for a few days. With that said, I am at your mercy and therefore will be as patient as is necessary to correct things.
Thanks in advance!
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