I built a site on a development folder of a domain whilst the current site was live. The new site was at http://www.wattishamchoir.co.uk/dev. We were then ready to go live, so I followed the instructions here to put the site live on the root domain: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress (Moving Directories on your Existing Server). Once on the root, the website didn't look as though it was referencing all the css correctly, although the source code indicated that it was. So I put an index.html holding page over the root to hide the mess. I couldn't get to the bottom of the issue, so I tried to restore the dev folder and database last night (whilst leaving the root files in place, but overwriting the database). Now I have a curious problem. Accessing the dev version of the site no longer works and brings up an error. You can view this here: http://www.wattishamchoir.co.uk/dev/about-us/. But viewing the root version looks as it should: http://www.wattishamchoir.co.uk/about-us/. However, the navigation etc references the dev links.
So I feel relieved that I haven't lost everything. My biggest problem though is that I'm unable to log into the WordPress admin for either the dev or the root.
Can anyone offer any suggestions? I'm so out of my depth, and don't know how to resolve this.
Many thanks for any help!