[resolved] Site not loading..but can access through www.XXX.wp-admin (9 posts)

  1. duncaninspectionservices
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I recently moved a site from WordPress.com to WordPress.org and it is an add-on domain under my BlueHost account.


    I can access the site through http://www.lafayettecommunitystringorchestra.org/wp-admin and work on the site (all while it is showing http://www.lafayettecommunitystringorchestra.org in the address bar), but if I simply type the address into Google search or any other search, I get an "You tried to visit http://www.lafayettecommunitystringorchestra.org, which is not loading" error.

    Plus, if I, for instance, am working on http://www.lafayetttecommunitystringorchestra.org/wp-admin/theme-editor.php?file=functions.php&theme=itheme2
    and then click in the URL address bar and strip off everything after ".org" the site will load.

    Why won't it load from a fresh entry of the address but will work this backended way?

  2. David Choi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are 2 possibilities:

    1. You have to edit the DNS info from your domain registrar to point to your current hosting DNS server names.

    2. The domain is not propagated throughout the Internet, might have to wait few more hours or even days.

    You can use this tool to see how much your domain is propagated


  3. duncaninspectionservices
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks! The whatsmydns.net site is very cool.

    I still have not figured out my problem.

    I have two other add-on domains under my main domain at BlueHost. Both of them seem to be working just fine. However, this domain (lafayettecommunitystringorchestra.org) has far fewer folders in its directory than the working domains. There seems to be a lot missing.

    Perhaps I will just delete everything under that add-on domain and try to start anew. The export-import routine from wordpress.com to wordpress.org does not seem to have worked very well, even though I followed the instructions to the letter....I thought. :(

  4. David Choi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's a very long domain domain!

    Maybe you can contact your hosting support, to see if the domain name records are correctly by the server?

  5. duncaninspectionservices
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know. :( It's a PITA. But LCSO and LafayetteCSO were taken. I'll try contacting BlueHost. I'm sure they'll tell me it's a WordPress thing.

  6. David Choi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I think it's the spelling? Because this one works for me:


    but this one doesn't:


    Maybe you've registered the domain name with additional "t" at


    by mistake!

    The one you said that it works


    has "ttt" for "lafayettte". So I think you need to register your domain


  7. David Choi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    BTW, how about a shorter domain name like:

    http://lafayetteorchestra.com (available)



    because people don't really care about TLD extensions between .com, .net, .org nowadways and .com is a predominant one.

  8. duncaninspectionservices
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Holy Cow, WpThemes777!!!!
    You are totally correct!
    I can't believe I didn't see that! I must be losing my mind. Obviously, I've been looking at this &(*%$ stuff way too long and not seeing the forest for the trees. Man, I need a vacation.

    Well, you've saved me from a mental meltdown. You rock!

    Thank you so much.

    Now to figure out how to get the "ttt" corrected. I don't imagine BlueHost will correct it out of the goodness of their hearts. Whatever. It will be worth the $11.99 to me to just buy another domain....spelled correctly :)

    Thank you again. Good eye!

  9. David Choi
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's not just you, that happens to me sometimes with coding... overlooking something so obvious and simple :)

    Anyways, I think that's why we should avoid long domain names, image how people are going to have hard time typing them, haha.

    Glad it solved the issue, have a nice day!

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