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  • cowlesk


    At first, my home page stopped working but I was able to go through the files and deleter any extra code and it now works.

    However, I am still unable to login to my wordpress site and I get this warning message:

    Warning: require_once(./admin.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/cowlesk/public_html/ on line 10

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘./admin.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/cowlesk/public_html/ on line 10

    Online 10 of wp-admin/index/php it says:


    Any idea how I can fix this?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    What code did you delete? Was it theme code or WordPress core code?

    I would delete the theme folder (after backing it up) and ONLY have twentyten in wp-content/themes – that will default your site back to the Twenty Ten theme.

    do you have the admin.php file in the wp-admin folder?



    No, admin.php is not in the wp-admin folder.

    I deleted any extra spaces or lines at the end of each php file but did not delete any actual code.

    I removed the folders that were in the wp-content/themes folder so that only the Twenty Ten theme is left but it did not help.

    What exactly do you mean by deleting the theme folder?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    No, admin.php is not in the wp-admin folder.

    Well. That would be a problem.

    Go to

    Download WordPress.

    Copy everything up.

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