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  • I was trying to get extended live archives working. On a suggestion from Arnaud, I changed my blog URL on the options page to match my home URL. This is a subdirectory.

    I’m now getting a 500 server error on the site.

    I have access to phpMyAdmin, so I went into the database & wp_options table. I edited the home URL and install URL to

    I’m still getting a 500 error.

    Thanks for your help!

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  • I found
    and followed the steps through “Domain Name Change”.

    Still 500’d.

    I had created a backup of my database & just restored it.

    Still 500’d.

    I am sorry for you! What a mess! What about making a backup of your site and starting from scratch? At the very least, drop the database and recreate it. Perhaps you could try to reimport the database in your clean install, when you first remove the data for the wp_options table from (a copy of) the SQL file. Unless other people beat this idea to pulp, of course.



    Have you tried deleting the .htaccess file for your site? I’d certainly suspect that as the cause of the 500 error before trying anything else. Once it’s gone, see if you can get back into WP.

    Sometimes it’s embarrassing how you can overlook the simple answers.

    htaccess deleted

    Site’s back up.

    A million blessings upon you, LesBessant.

    Simple answers are my favourite ones 🙂

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