WordPress Home Fix

WordPress Home Fix

If your blog is showing the wrong domain name in links, redirecting to another site, or is missing images and style, these are all usually related to the same problem: you have the wrong domain name configured in your WordPress blog.

This update will also be necessary to make your blog display and function properly with your temporary web address or secure web address.

Here are some different ways to fix the problem.

Easiest way to update the domain.

  1. Visit http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ and login with your admin username and password. (Be sure to replace yourdomain.com with your working domain name.)
  2. Look at the bottom of the left-hand menu for the Settings link. Click it.
  3. You should be under General Settings now.
  4. Update the domain name under WordPress address (URL) to the new domain.
  5. Update the domain name under Site address (URL) to the new domain.
  6. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

What if I can't access my wp-admin?

  1. Go to File Manager or connect via FTP
  2. Navigate to your WordPress directory
  3. Edit the wp-config.php file
  4. Update (or add) the following lines to the code:
    define("WP_SITEURL","desired url address");
    define("WP_HOME","desired url address");
  5. Save the changes

How to set the WordPress domain, with only Database access.

  1. Check the wp-config.php file in the appropriate directory to get the database name.
  2. In phpMyAdmin, click on the database name, then click on the wp_options table.
  3. From there, click on Browse, and look for the 'siteurl' and 'home' variables (recently options 1 and 37).
  4. Change those to the correct address for your blog.

Walk-through for setting the WordPress domain to your temporary URL (web address) or shared SSL address, with only Database access.

  1. Check the wp-config.php file in the appropriate directory to get the database name.
  2. In phpMyAdmin, click on the database name from the left hand menu.
  3. Click the Browse icon for the wp_options table.
  4. Look for the 'siteurl' variable (recently option 1) and click the Edit icon.
  5. Change the http://domain.com/ part to your temporary URL (found in your welcome email) or shared SSL address.
  6. Look for the 'home' variable (recently option 37) and click the Edit icon.
  7. Change the http://domain.com/ part to your temporary URL (found in your welcome email) or shared SSL address.
  8. Done! Now you can use your temporary URL or shared SSL address to preview your blog on the Billyhost servers.

Once you change your nameservers (or DNS) to Billyhost and you want your blog to work with your regular domain name, be sure to change these database values back to your normal domain.

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