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URL name changed, Unable to get onto site. Tried all suggested solutions so far (3 posts)

  1. luxphotographic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    (Before I start, I'm pretty sure my WordPress was up to date, so 3.5.1.)

    I like to think I know what i'm doing but im an actual noob at websites.

    I went on settings on my WordPress and decided to change both my URL for the site, and home. not realising the repercussions.
    my website currently is http://www.luxphotographic.co.uk
    Thats what you type in to get on the site, once there though the site is http://www.luxphotographic.co.uk/blog, at the beginning I remember being promted to choose something along the lines of .../blog etc

    I wanted to get rid of the /blog, so once i did that. that was it. after that i couldn't get onto my website. I couldn't get onto the editor /wp-admin section to log in either, it was all just a messed up simplified version of my website.

    So what do i do?
    I naturally tried to find a solution on these forums, finding frequent people with the exact same problem. and saw that WordPress had given a solution in this ever happened.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    I tried to Edit wp-config.php, with no success. Nothing happened what so ever, in actual fact. it got worse, it just told me 'Error establishing a database connection' when i tried to get onto the site.

    So i undid what i did to the PHP file.

    Then i tried 'Edit functions.php'

    Again, no success, nothing changed by step 3 and i couldn't progress.

    Then I tried the Relocate Method,

    This again, did absolutely nothing. So i undid what i'd done.

    and lastly, 'Changing the URL directly in the database', this, i couldn't do because for some reason going on my phpMyAdmin, it had no tables or anything in the database that was there. no 'wp_options' like it tells me to find and edit.

    So yer. I'm stuck. Nothing i've done works and it appears to be impossible and permanent.
    So if i appear to be panicking or annoyed. but it really doesn't make sense to me.

    Thankyou for your help!

  2. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    'Changing the URL directly in the database', this, i couldn't do because for some reason going on my phpMyAdmin, it had no tables or anything in the database that was there. no 'wp_options' like it tells me to find and edit.

    You need to confirm you were in the correct database if there is more than one. If that is the only one and there are no files you will have lost everything unless you have a back-up.

  3. luxphotographic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well thats the confusing thing, the website was functioning perfectly fine with the database on 123-reg appearing empty (what i mean is when you click on 'manage' the chosen database, it takes you straight to phpMyAdmin which then has no information what so ever.

    Anyway. put simply, i've screwed it up beyond repair. none of the tutorials work when it comes to copying and pasting a code into the wp-config PHP file and the functions PHP in the active theme.

    So i decided to start it from scratch. The website needed a revamp anyway!

    But that started a new problem, I can't 'manage' the already existing database.
    and I can't create a new one either, its says internal server error, which i'm guessing is on 123-reg's end, and may be corrected tomorrow.
    But if not, i'm also doomed.

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