Redirection Nightmare Part 2! (4 posts)

  1. kjoboyle
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am posting in here with the utmost humility because I did something horribly idiotic...I redirected the wp-admin to the contact page of the website! I noticed an IP from Turkey was attempting to visit the wp-admin page repeatedly for like 2 hrs straight recently every 10 seconds. It was no doubt an attempt at a hack, so I foolishly redirected it in a moment of boneheadedness. This of course means I can no longer access the WP Dashboard!

    My ideas to remedy this are:

    1) Just go into the FTP and delete the Redirect plugin folder. This would then remove all the redirects I created within this plugin...right??? I would obviously have to reenter all the redirects I did, but at least I would be able to access the dashboard.

    2) In FTP I would access the redirects that I created in this plugin, and then just remove this redirect of the wp-admin URL. But, I have no idea if this is possible, and if it is possible, which file either in this plugins folder or somewhere else in the root of my site do I find the redirects that I created with this redirection plugin.

    Would either of those 2 remedies work? If not, does anyone have a better idea, or can point me in the direction I need to get remedy #2 solved within a file on the FTP?


  2. iwpdev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you have access to the database, you can deactivate the plugin instead of deleting it: http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/disable-a-wordpress-plugin/. From my understanding and experience with other plugins (I am not a programmer) your redirects data should remain intact but I have not tested this so I am not 100% sure. Hope this helps.

  3. kjoboyle
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ahh, of course disabling the plugin would work.

    Logged in, activated the redirection plugin from the dashboard, then removed this foolish redirection of mine.

    Now all is well.

    Thank you iwpdev!

  4. iwpdev
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Excellent. Glad it worked.

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