Here’s a little more color on what I’ve done to destroy everything…
First, I was attempting to re-configure our site to a multi-site in Wordpress.
So, the two primary files I edited are (not sure if these ring a bell or are unique to WP):
During installation, an update of Wordpress version was recommended, as was deactivation of all plugins to do so.
Once multisite was established and plugins updated and reactivated, all widgets were reset/eliminated and web copy throughout the site became littered with strange/special characters that would take weeks to restore manually in each post.
I stupidly freaked out and went in to amend the .htaccess and wp-config.php files and restore them to their originals.
Now, all links are broken even though the multisite is now disabled.
I tried to restore everything to the way they were a day ago by using the option in the domain management section of DreamHost, but with no luck. Links still broken.
Trying to identify if there’s a way to go back to the old Wordpress version/settings and restore all of my content using the backup files? I’d love a magic erase button if anyone knows of one!
Thanks so much in advance.