I think I really screwed something up here...I would love some help fixing the problem, or at least some help figuring out what is going on
So, I used wordpress.org CMS to create a site locally using MAMP servers. ***Possibly Relevant Info - I am using astra theme with elementor plugin. Everything was going fine until I tried to host it on bluehost. I started following a tutorial, and everything was going fine. I connected to the remote site via FTP, transferred the files, exported my local MAMP database, etc etc. I thought I was about finished, and started following tutorial instructions for replacing local host in the wp-options file.
**ALSO at this point I followed instructions that a different tutorial had me do, which was change the 'permalinks' structure setting on my WP CMS. This messed a lot of things up, and now my pages all point to page ID's or something, and I couldnt figure out how to get it back to the subdomain being the name of the page (home, about-me, etc).
I also changed the 'siteurl' and 'home url' or w/e settings on the wordpress CMS.
Anyways, something I did massively messed everything up. All my tabs that I had up for the local WP CMS admin now had a message saying 'session expired' and I need to log in again. But, my log in info isnt working... every time I try it gives me this error message 'The requested URL /wordpress/index.php was not found on this server.' . Also, NOTHING is formatted. All the content is there but I lost all formatting, even the Wordpress login page.
I WAS able to get the site up on my bluehost server, but the issues are the same. Further, when I try to log into my wordpress account via bluehost's WP login ('my sites', the options are 'manage site' and 'log in to wordpress') I get taken to this bluehost doc page about 'Wordpress Tools API Reference' .
***POSSIBLE GOOD NEWS - I DO have a zipped XML file of the working version of the site I made before I started all of this, as well as a ZIP file of the database at that time. I assume this may be able to help but I'm not sure how to use it. KEEP IN MIND I am unable to log into any sort of Wordpress admin CMS, locally or on bluehost for some reason.
Something is really weird here. I suspect it has something to do with my routing. If anyone could point me in the right direction