Changed URL and I cannot access my site anymore

I was given access to a WordPress template by a professor at my college and I changed the URL and now I cannot do anything, I can’t edit it anymore. The template was with Dreamhost, but since it’s from her email account (my username), I can’t log into dreamhost unless I’m missing something. And it’s not compatible with cpanel so I don’t know what to do!

  1. If you updated the WordPress and/or site address, you’ll need to access it from the domain you changed it to. If it’s different to the domain that it’s deployed to, you won’t be able to access it. If you can log into the host with a control panel like cPanel, you can jump in and change the values in the database.

  2. It sounds like you might be experiencing an issue with your WordPress installation after changing the URL. Here are a few steps you can take to try and resolve the issue:

    Try accessing your WordPress dashboard using the original URL: If you changed the URL in the WordPress settings, it’s possible that you may have entered an incorrect or incomplete URL that is causing the issue. Try accessing your WordPress dashboard using the original URL to see if that resolves the issue.

    Check the database for the correct URL: WordPress stores the website URL in its database, so if you changed the URL in the WordPress settings, you may need to update the URL in the database as well. You can do this by logging into your hosting control panel and accessing the database, or by using a database management tool such as phpMyAdmin.

    Contact your professor or Dreamhost support: If you’re still unable to access your WordPress site or dashboard, you may need to contact your professor or Dreamhost support for assistance. They may be able to help you troubleshoot the issue or provide you with access to the account or server.

    It’s also worth noting that WordPress templates and themes can sometimes be complex and difficult to customize without proper knowledge and experience. If you continue to experience issues or are unsure about how to proceed, it may be helpful to seek out a WordPress developer or designer who can provide you with additional guidance and support.

  3. I’m confused by your post.

    – When you say you changed the URL, what do you mean? Did you connect a different domain to the current hosting, and then make the switch? Did you migrate the site to a domain that is connected with a different hosting provider?
    – When you say “the template was with Dreamhost”, what do you mean? You mean the website was hosted on Dreamhost? Where is it hosted now?
    – Where are you trying to login? The old domain, or new domain? Via the WordPress Dashboard, or through the hosting account?
    – Is the website still viewable from the old domain?
    – Is the website currently viewable from the new domain?


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