In Settings > General, I change my site to be https:// and now when I go to /wp-admin I get a 404 Not Found.

Is there a way I can revert this? I tried Googling but found nothing :(

  • Maybe you just try following to add in wp-config.php , define( 'WP_SITEURL', 'http://yourdomain' ); and define( 'WP_HOME', 'http://yourdomain' ); , to see if you have at least access again to the back-end. No idea what you already did before that change or was it 'just' a start. (a try won't harm, and if it is not working you just delete those two lines)
    – Charles
    Feb 12, 2016 at 7:25

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You cannot revert this. You will need to export your database via PhpMyAdmin and find all of the "HTTPS" instances and replace them with "HTTP". I would suggest using something like Dreamweaver or Notepad++ to 'find and replace all'. After you have done that, import your database again.

  • damn, ok, a fresh re-install it is :(
    – J86
    Feb 11, 2016 at 14:54
  • I don't think you need to reinstall. Just change the part of the URL back to what you need. Feb 11, 2016 at 14:55
  • I'm on IIS, I don't have PhpMyAdmin.
    – J86
    Feb 11, 2016 at 15:53
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    @rocketman7k , What? I hope you are kidding, no export needed!. When you can do an export in phpMyAdmin you can also do a search! Like this: In your database you do a search for siteurl which will point you at the table wp_options and says: 1 match in wp_options. Do the same with home and the results will show also 1 match in wp_options. Click both times, Browse and Edit, make the changes and save. Btw, Dreamweaver was also a joke I hope.
    – Charles
    Feb 12, 2016 at 7:40
  • I reinstalled. All is back to normal now.
    – J86
    Feb 12, 2016 at 10:35

the best way is to login to your database, usually thru PHPmyadmin.

Go to your website's options table and edit the option_value for 'siteurl' and/or 'home' to the URL without https:// (just http://)

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    when you change the options in Settings > General, it only changes the siteurl and/or home fields. And/or because there are two fields you can change
    – forlogos
    Feb 11, 2016 at 14:59

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