Wordpress 404 error

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thetechieguy / 17 Points
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2013-06-19 2:25 am EST
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Hi,
I have installed Wordpress but can not access the site nor the admin login.

I have NOT moved my domain yet as this is still active on wordpress.com and so am using the one that the system gave me: http://whub37.webhostinghub.com/

what URL should I be using to access the admin pages ?

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johnpaulb-whh2
Staff
9,475 Points
2013-06-19 10:12 am EST
Hello thetechieguy,

Thank you for your question. You can find your Temp URL in AMP. I checked and your site is within a folder called: thetechieguy

So you can access by navigating to:
http://whub37.webhostinghub.com/~userna10/thetechieguy

Be sure to use your actual Temp URL. You also must change your Wordpress address to the new URL you are testing on for example your temp URL. Just skip step 1 in the guide, since you already have Wordpress installed.

After testing on your Temp URL, change the URL back to your live domain name.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul

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Thank you for the assistance. I have done as instructed and amended my wp-config.php file as described however it still takes me to my main domain and not the temp wordpress blog. I obviously need to be able to log in on this hosting platform and import my blog before updating the DNS
thetechieguy
17 Points

2013-06-19 11:06 am EST
Hello thetechieguy,

After investigating further, it seems you are running a Wordpress multisite, which is a little more involved. Here is a link to the official Wordpress guide on moving a Multisite.

Essentially with multisites, you have to locate and update every instance of the domain name in your database. You can manage your database from PHPMyAdmin, or use a 3rd party client such as HeidiSQL, or MySQLWorkbench.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
johnpaulb-whh2
9,475 Points
Staff
2013-06-19 12:38 pm EST
multisite is too complex - I will try changing it back to single site. If needs be I will delete it and start again.
thetechieguy
17 Points

2013-06-19 12:42 pm EST
no go.
I deleted the old Wordpress site and reinstalled a fresh version that is not multisite.
I then made the changes as described to the config file. I can now get to the temp screen at: http://whub37.webhostinghub.com/~thetec13/thetechieguy/ but can not login.
HELP!
thetechieguy
17 Points

2013-06-19 12:52 pm EST
Hello thetechieguy,

Since you are accessing the site on the address:
http://whub37.webhostinghub.com/~thetec13/thetechieguy

That would be the address you put in the wp-config file.

I went ahead and added the: /thetechieguy to the address, and it is working now.
Site:
http://whub37.webhostinghub.com/~thetec13/thetechieguy

Admin:
http://whub37.webhostinghub.com/~thetec13/thetechieguy/wp-admin

This also means when you access your site it will be like this:
example.com/thetechieguy

If you want the site on the main domain such as:
example.com

You will want to leave the In Directory option blank, when you install Wordpress from Softaculous.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
johnpaulb-whh2
9,475 Points
Staff
2013-06-19 2:31 pm EST
Thank you - that makes a lot of sense.
I deleted it all, installed a fresh copy and left the direrctory blank and did not make it a multi-site.
I then changed the wp-config.php as advised here: http://www.webhostinghub.com/help/learn/wordpress/101-getting-started/install-on-temp-url

All working now !
thetechieguy
17 Points

2013-06-20 2:50 am EST
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