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  • Hi,
    I built a site on a development folder of a domain whilst the current site was live. The new site was at We were then ready to go live, so I followed the instructions here to put the site live on the root domain: (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: But viewing the root version looks as it should: 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!


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  • Moderator keesiemeijer



    Did you make any backups before you moved your site and restored your database?

    If not make one first:

    Try setting the urls to to the correct directories with one of these methods:


    Yes, I made back ups. I have back ups of the database and files before I changed them from the dev/ folder, and I have them since I changed them too.

    The problem that I have is that the site is in limbo between the dev folder and the root, so these instructions aren’t able to help me. I’m not sure how I can log back into the WP admin area of the site. If I change the urls manually in the database to remove the /dev/ extension in the restored dev database, it breaks the entire site again.

    Thanks for taking a look at this!

    Many thanks


    OK, it appears that not all the theme files had carried across. I’ve reuploaded the theme folder, and now the issue has resolved itself.

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