I have read the instructions for transferring a wordpress site to another url here:
Accordingly, I went into the setting and changed the WordPress address (URL) and the Site address (URL) to point to my new domain. Then I saved the changes and copied the whole wordpress folder from the old domain to the desktop of my mac. Next, I replaced the wp-config.php so it reflects the mysql data for the new url. Finally, I uploaded the whole thing to the new url.
When I first did this, I was prompted to create a new wordpress site with a username and password. Not knowing how else to proceed, I went ahead and did this. As can be imagined, a new blank site was created and once at the dashboard there is not a trace of the content from the site I transferred.
Trouble is, I can't go back to the old dashboard because when I try to log in, it doesn't take the old username and password, but instead points me to the new url where I created a new account.
I would like to avoid rebuilding the site from scratch, however I am stuck.
I'm not even sure what to ask here except for general help! I tried to go into the new account dashboard and point it to the old site, however this did not get me anywhere...
Any help would be appreciated, especially as the site is now effectively down.
Thanks in advance!