I was just handed a broken Wordpress site that I am now in charge of Administering (administrating?).
EDIT: Since posting this, I have made some new discoveries about my issues.
When trying to access the Wordpress Administration page (by clicking the link from logging into the dashboard), I get a 404-not found page. This 404 error page is branded (has same background and styling) as all the other pages on the website being hosted.
I'm guessing my links are broken. The authentication page on the website doesn't work and I can't access the admin portal as stated previously.
I have access to the root directory and wp-content folder. The page is hosted by wordpress and I access root by enabling sftp. I also have access to phpMyAdmin, but I'm not sure what tables need to be there (or if any are missing). Having a look at the wp-config.php file, it looks oddly empty.
I had a look at an example wp-config.php file, and contained in the example are options for database name, database user, database password, mysql hostname, etc. My wp-config.php has none of these. Also when browsing my root folder, I don't see any 'sql' subfolder or any database related stuff at all. phpmyadmin looks to have all the tables, but nothing in the wp-config file pointing to the database or with any user/authentication.
Commented out in the wp-config.php file, it says: "Database connection information is automatically provided. There is no need to set of change the following config options: DB_HOST, DB_NAME, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD, DB_CHARSET, DB_COLLATE. HOWEVER- that's it. there are no uncommented configuration options for the above.
When viewing the table wp_admin_columns in phpmyadmin, nothing is returned. (SELECT * from wp_admin_columns returns 0 results. No entries.)
The guy who used to manage this website left and he was disgruntled. Trying to pick up the pieces and figure out whether or not he intentionally deleted/removed stuff.