Whoops, I changed my WordPress URL

If you have accidentally changed the WordPress Site address in General Settings and now cannot access your site, this post is for you.

Using FTP, open up the wp-config.php file found in the root of your website files, edit it with a notepad  program,

and paste these lines (with your site name) into it after the initial commenting:

define('WP_HOME', 'http://sitename.com');
define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://sitename.com');

Thats it!  It will essentially hard code the two URLs into WordPress so it can no longer be changed via the UI.

Special Thanks: Blake Imeson

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Great tool to convert WordPress databases

If you are changing the fully qualified domain name of your WordPress website and are looking for a quick and easy tool to update your MySQL database file, you need to check out this cool tool located at:


This was done by a guy I know from the Ukraine, Thomas Howe, he is an awesome PHP developer.  If you need a good developer to hire for contract, P/T or F/T work, you can find him under his screen name (thomashowe) on oDesk.com

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