Stuck in a loop – wp-admin routes to incorrect URL

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    Hi I’m hoping that someone can help me. I have taken over a WordPress site for a Scout group where I help out. Another leader set up the wordpress site with a temporary URL of however the Scout Group literature and minibus has the existing url of

    They say a little knowledge is dangerous and in this case it’s true. I set up a framed page forwarding service from the domain host which worked fine, then I tried to be too clever and tried to change the url displayed on the wordpress site. Stupidly I changed both URL’s in the general settings to be, and ever since, I have been stuck in a perpetual loop. I can’t log in to, it just takes me to a temporary page on the page. If I type, the login dialogue box appears, but as soon as I enter my user id and password and hit login, it takes me to the temporary page for

    Unfortunately the guy who set up the original blog and is off on long term sick and can’t be contacted.

    I have read about connecting to the database via phpMyAdmin or via FTP, but understand that blogs don’t accept ftp connections.

    If anyone out there can suggest a solution to this, I’d love to hear from you as I’m tearing my hair out at the moment.


    Sorry, that site is self-hosted and you need to head over to the forums as that is where self-hosted wordpress blogs using the software from wordpress.ORG are supported.

    These forums are for those hosted here on the wordpress.COM free hosting service and things here work differently.

    If you are not familiar with the differences, see this support document.

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