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Resurrection of a lost site (6 posts)

  1. bnta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have taken over a site from another colleague who is now no longer involved with the company. I have had to transfer the hosting of my domain away from his hosting package to mine. In the transfer, the whole site has become lost. It was a WordPress-run site and I have the login details for the wp-login.php but no other username or password. The wp-login.php file seems to have gone during the transfer of the site, is there a way of re-downloading the file/site from WordPress so that I can then upload it to the new hosting server by FTP?

  2. Dave Naylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, if you have database connection details, I'd suggest grabbing the latest copy of WordPress and then placing the file wp-config-sample.php from the download into the root of the transferred site. Navigate to the site, complete the form and you should be good to go.

  3. bnta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think I do have the database connection details... I don't have the database name! Can this be tracked back from the URL?

  4. Dave Naylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, I mis-read, I thought you meant your wp-config.php was missing. So, if it's your wp-login.php that's missing, do what I said but upload the new wp-login.php file.

    If you haven't got a copy of the old database anywhere, you're not really going to recover any content.

  5. bnta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there any way it could be recovered from cached versions of the site that are kept on Google etc?

  6. Dave Naylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Way Back Machine perhaps?

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