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Changed WordPress Blog Address in Settings–Locked Out? How to Fix!

December 28th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

See the video below for step-by-step directions for “fixing” this problem through phpMyAdmin. If you don’t have access to phpMyAdmin, or are hesitant about messing with the database, see the video in this post for directions on how to “patch” your config.php file to regain access until you can get someone to help you fix the problem in the database.

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  1. Kell
    January 8th, 2013 at 22:05 | #1


  2. Kat
    January 13th, 2013 at 20:59 | #2

    Thank you for posting this. This video is what got me back online. My mistake/curiosity took me offline and I couldn’t figure out how to correct it. Thanks again. This video saved my site!

  3. January 31st, 2013 at 23:17 | #3

    THANK YOU SO MUCH 🙂 truly helpful

  4. Jennifer
    February 5th, 2013 at 15:55 | #4

    Thank you so much! This was easy to follow and allowed me to quickly fix my previous mistakes. Would definitely recommend this to anyone needing help after getting locked out due to incorrect change of url. Your help is much appreciated.

  5. ela
    February 6th, 2013 at 21:35 | #5

    Dear friendly gentleman who put this video online,

    Thank you so much!! You saved my blog (and my day)!!


  6. February 7th, 2013 at 18:23 | #6

    Hey, thanks for the video. Quite the help. I did what you said — step-by-step. However, I am receiving this error “Error establishing a database connection.” Instead of my stripped down blog. Let me know if you have any more tricks! Thank you. 🙂

  7. Jeanne
    February 11th, 2013 at 14:15 | #7

    Dude. You just saved me a lot of tears. Thank you!! 🙂

  8. ashpak
    February 18th, 2013 at 05:46 | #8

    you are amazing Guy 🙂 10000 thanks to you 🙂

  9. John
    March 5th, 2013 at 04:26 | #9

    Thank you!

  10. March 11th, 2013 at 10:36 | #10

    Thank you very much, I am just starting out and this was a lifesaver!



  11. March 31st, 2013 at 00:33 | #11

    it works!! thanks thanks thanks

  12. March 31st, 2013 at 11:15 | #12

    Thanks! just solve prob for my new addon site..

  13. April 2nd, 2013 at 02:18 | #13

    Thank you kind sir! Happy to report this works even years later – and here in Thailand, for what it’s worth 🙂

  14. April 16th, 2013 at 03:03 | #14

    Thank you so much for this. I had visions of redesigning my site when I had just finished it! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this video!

  15. Lauren
    June 8th, 2013 at 15:56 | #15

    Thank you SO much for this video. I spent so much time reading the numerous how-to articles and couldn’t figure it out. I thought I lost my site LOL thank you!!!!

  16. July 8th, 2013 at 16:45 | #16

    you are the best ty!!

  17. David Freund
    August 12th, 2013 at 15:51 | #17

    Thanks you so so much! you saved my site

  18. Crystal
    August 27th, 2013 at 19:32 | #18

    Thank you so much. Thought I’d lost everything. Great resource, even if it is 5 years old.

  19. Rox
    August 28th, 2013 at 05:06 | #19

    I got myself in a real pickle trying to update my WP site. I lost 5 hours of sleep trying to fix months of work that I’d loss with a few clicks, but after watching 2 of your instructional videos all is well and running smoothly again. Thanks SO very much for sharing your knowledge! All the best to you…

  20. September 8th, 2013 at 03:39 | #20

    Thanks for your clear instructions.
    All the best

  21. Leighton
    September 14th, 2013 at 16:23 | #21

    Thank you SO much. You just saved our wedding site. Thank you for the very easy-to-follow instructions.

  22. September 29th, 2013 at 23:04 | #22

    Thanks dude–that was a HUGE help!

  23. Michelle
    October 17th, 2013 at 19:03 | #23

    Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! I totally thought I was in trouble but you fixed my site in minutes. A million thanks!

  24. Anna
    November 8th, 2013 at 14:29 | #24

    Thank you so much! Very easy to follow along with step by step.

  25. November 18th, 2013 at 10:43 | #25

    I tried everything and nothing worked, you saved me!
    thank you SO much.

  26. January 7th, 2014 at 22:00 | #26

    Thank you! I screwed up my wife’s blog and now it is back!

  27. Ez
    February 3rd, 2014 at 05:00 | #27

    Thank you soooooo much. This saved me! Worked like a charm!!!! Thanks again for this video and information.

  28. February 20th, 2014 at 15:27 | #28

    Locked myself out by doing something silly, and quickly learned that this is a common mistake and a relatively easy fix if you know what you are doing — which I did not. But this video explained the steps needed to rectify the situation, and had me up and running in no time at all — Thank you so much — YOU ROCK!!

  29. March 22nd, 2014 at 07:44 | #29

    GOD BLESS YOU!!!! Thank you SO much. I’ve spent HOURS searching for the remedy to fix my well-intentioned error. I woke up this morning, prayed my heart out asking God to help me finally find the solution. And there you were! 🙂 SO THRILLED. SO RELIEVED. SO GRATEFUL.

  30. June 10th, 2014 at 07:37 | #30

    I greatly appreciate you taking the time to put this video together. I spent a few hours reading varying forums and one linked your video. Fixed in the time it took me to watch the video! I just wanted to express my thanks.

  31. June 12th, 2014 at 08:07 | #31

    You just saved my arse. Big time. Thanks heaps.

  32. Katherine
    July 28th, 2014 at 20:39 | #32

    I can’t thank you enough for this tutorial. Very well done! It turned what felt like a nightmare into a a quick and easy educational experience!

  33. yolo
    October 26th, 2014 at 04:19 | #33


  34. Nobie
    October 27th, 2014 at 12:48 | #34

    Excellent video, saved me at least 10 hours of work.

  35. steve
    November 21st, 2014 at 17:10 | #35

    I changed my domain which wasnt smart and then followed this video to reverse the change. It did recover my blog but all of the blog posts redirect back to the main domain. So it definitely didnt fix everything…

  36. November 28th, 2014 at 21:43 | #36

    Can’t thank you enough! The fix was fast and efficient. Have a great day!

  37. Nick
    December 2nd, 2014 at 23:30 | #37

    Thank you so much! I had to install phpMyAdmin and then did exactly as you said and it worked! Greatly appreciated.

  38. February 2nd, 2015 at 10:15 | #38

    Thank you SO moocher this explanation! You saved my day!

  39. Victor
    April 1st, 2015 at 16:12 | #39

    Thanks!, quick and easy fix!

  40. Jo Ann
    May 5th, 2015 at 18:44 | #40

    Thank You!!!!!!

  41. May 14th, 2015 at 10:31 | #41

    Awesome vid worked like a charm

  42. Paul
    May 20th, 2015 at 14:34 | #42

    Great vid, thanks for that

  43. Lena
    July 29th, 2015 at 22:40 | #43

    What if you cannot log into the php either?

  44. August 14th, 2015 at 16:23 | #44

    THANK YOU!!!!! You saved my day, possibly my job.

  45. mary-jane
    September 22nd, 2015 at 09:46 | #45

    Thanks — you just saved my day with this very clear video !

  46. September 28th, 2015 at 16:57 | #46

    Thank you for this great video.

  47. Bojke
    December 14th, 2015 at 14:52 | #47

    Thank You!!!!!!
    I owe you a ton of beer!

  48. April 4th, 2016 at 07:34 | #48

    You have to candidate for president of your country!

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