I'm having trouble with my website. I tried to log-in one day and I found myself being pointed to a completely different website/blog.

My dashboard link automatically redirects and I have no idea how to fix this. Does anyone else have any clue how to get in touch with the right people or how to go about solving this?

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    How did you install WordPress? It sounds like your database has data from a previous install. – Dan Mar 22 '13 at 20:26
  • What is your URL? – s_ha_dum Mar 23 '13 at 3:50

Sounds like you have a problem in your database. Did you import it from somewhere else? Specifically within your wp_options table, the siteurl option is incorrect.

Double check that to make sure it's the right site name. If it's wrong, then it's probably wrong in a lot of other areas too, but changing that key will at least allow you to login.

  • I did not. It worked Wednesday, but when I tried to log-in Thursday my site was a church for cowboys. I bookmarked my dashboard log-in, and even that redirects me to the log-in for this cowboy church's log-in. I hadn't made changes to this site in weeks... – Derek Mar 22 '13 at 20:48
  • Did you check your database? That seems to be the most logical reason why your wp-admin is redirecting you to another website when you login. You can also verify it's wrong by going to your wp-admin, and hovering over the "Back to <yoursite>" link at the bottom. If it shows another website than your own, then the database definitely needs to be looked at. – Pat Mar 22 '13 at 20:53
  • Does the front-end go to the right place? – vancoder Mar 22 '13 at 21:15
  • I can't check anything. the log-in redirects me to someone else's log-in. I can completely and totally cut off from my website/log-in – Derek Mar 22 '13 at 21:17
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    Again - does the front-end go to the right place? – vancoder Mar 22 '13 at 21:19

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