Hi, everyone! I’m new
I’m not quite a beginner, but I’m not quite an expert, either. I’m somewhere in the lower end of that spectrum, mostly from having played around a bit.
Let me give some background information. I started with HG and it turned into…well. A fiasco, let’s just say…that led to me cancelling and moving my website to DH. Everything went fine in the domain transfer. Today, I’ve been trying to upload my website to the domain and ran into some issues.
So, the backup HG gave me turned out to be the full Cpanel backup. This I didn’t discover until well after I had uploaded it, panicked, attempted to delete everything, and then deleted too much and promptly broke everything LOL.
(thank you 1000 times to Stephanie in support who saved my rear end.)
So fast forward to now. The website is uploaded–hooray! It is working. However, because it was made with HG’s website builder, I can’t exactly just log in and edit it, you know? It appears to be a Wordpress install upon scrutiny, but I get a “database not found” when I try to hit wp-admin.
Now, to complicate matters, there was an old, secondary Wordpress install on the backup that wasn’t in use.
What a mess, right? lol.
So what I’m trying to do is:
- Determine what sort of website the website builder produced, and where it is on the directory exactly
- Whether or not it IS a Wordpress directory, and if it is, how I can fix the database so that it connects (I have the database backup as well separately).
- Whether I should just give up and start over
- How I can go about editing the content on a regular basis when needed
All thoughts and opinions allowed, even those telling me to start over lol.
I’ll leave the website info here. Do be aware that 95% of what’s on it is only placeholder, so please don’t judge me for my lorems and ipsums lol.
I am happy to take on the challenge if it can be done!