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Tried to install SSL, busted whole site!

  • potts_db



    I’ve been working on an online store for a few weeks now and it’s almost ready.

    But disaster has struck! I installed an SSL certificate on my site (I think)… I didn’t see anything happening to my site, and I didn’t see the https prefix on my url… so I was looking around. I ticked off a box in my WooCommerce settings, forcing secure checkout (and left another box that appeared unchecked that said “unforce when leaving secure checkout”.

    And everything stayed the same. I should’ve gone to the cart page and beyond to see if my SSL was limited to the checkout screen… but I kept fiddling. And then I did something stupid!

    I went to my General Settings, and changed the location of my WordPress site to https://electronic-smoke-shop.ca

    Now I can’t get to my admin screen (Error 404 screen, with a link to send this error to the webmaster- which is me, right?) and my site looks like crap (still there, but nonsensical). It’s trying to go my secure site, which apparently doesn’t exist.

    Please help! What can I do to restore the unsecure site?!
    How do I get back to my WordPress admin screen?
    I’ll worry about my SSL certificate later, but I need my site back.

    I’m hoping somebody here can help me.
    If not, I’ll have to start all over again… and that is devastating.


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  • potts_db


    update: my site is not at that link. Now it is a default screen that tells me that something critical has changed… and that I should contact my hosting provider.

    Is there indeed something that my hosting provider can do to bring my original website back online?



    You saved my life, fonglh!!! lol
    That was actually really difficult to figure out… but I now feel so much more empowered, knowing how to access the php files like that.

    Thanks a lot for the lightning-quick help.
    I won’t forget about it, and I’ll pay it forward some day.


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