How can I save my site?

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Hi guys,

I think I need some expert help here.

I was trying out some contact forms on my wp site, php ones etc. It got glitchy and I lost the page I was instaling the form on. I logged out of wp-admin, and now google won't show the site. I can't conect through wp-admin any longer.

What can be done. I don't have a recent backup. I have an old backup from 2013.

Can anything be done by ftp?

Any ideas. I'd really appreciate some help

Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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  • Profile picture of the author easy does it
    Thanks BigFrank. I've contacted him.

    In the meantime, if anyone has ideas, i'd appreciate the help.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Mihail Criclevit
    Hi Tom

    Try to contact your hosting company. They should have a backup made in the last 7 days.

    Hope this would help.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremusic
      Correct answer. Your hosting usually can reset your site to the way it was the day before. I had a complete bug attempting to upgrade WP. You should (of course) be taking your own backups at least weekly if not daily. I installed UPdraft, a backup plugin, but until I can be certain it works I use ftp downloads.
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  • Profile picture of the author easy does it
    Thanks everyone.

    Host had a backup made yesterday - but worked with me to fix the problem caused by the contact form plugin. I lost no data.

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author PPG19
      Originally Posted by easy does it View Post

      Thanks everyone.

      Host had a backup made yesterday - but worked with me to fix the problem caused by the contact form plugin. I lost no data.

      Tom
      If it happens again, and you are not able to log in from the admin dashboard, you can simple delete the plugin from the File Manager, wp-content-plugins- and delete the plugin that is creating the conflict.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sven300
    To tell the truth, I never liked Wordpress. I think it is a magnet for problems. Wordpress websites are rather slow too. Personally I code all my sites by hand.

    But I agree that if you do not know how to code ... Wordpress can be very useful !
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    • Profile picture of the author anayb
      Originally Posted by Sven300 View Post

      To tell the truth, I never liked Wordpress. I think it is a magnet for problems. Wordpress websites are rather slow too. Personally I code all my sites by hand.

      But I agree that if you do not know how to code ... Wordpress can be very useful !
      for serious business, wp shouldn't be a choice, either. It's not scalable, but its newbie friendly. The codebase is quite buggy as well. Plugins are meant to slow the system.
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      • Profile picture of the author PPG19
        Originally Posted by anayb View Post

        for serious business, wp shouldn't be a choice, either. It's not scalable
        Not true at all. I use almost everything out there and i love WP. Wordpress has changed a lot over the course of the years, it's a completely different beast from what it was in the past. And huge brands are using it for "serious business".
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

          Not true at all. I use almost everything out there and i love WP. Wordpress has changed a lot over the course of the years, it's a completely different beast from what it was in the past. And huge brands are using it for "serious business".
          Agreed. I wasn't going to comment on what a ridiculous assertion that was. Not everyone can code. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature can learn to produce great sites in WordPress.

          Someone needs to check the stats. Hand coders need to step out of their cave and stop looking down their nose at us mere mortals. There's a brave, new world out there. :-)

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          • Profile picture of the author anayb
            Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

            Not everyone can code. Frank
            That's why not everyone is successful; its as simple as that.
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            • Profile picture of the author agmccall
              Originally Posted by anayb View Post

              That's why not everyone is successful; its as simple as that.
              Are you saying that people that can not code can not be successful at Internet Marketing?

              That is one of the most uninformed comments I have ever read. I guess all those successful wordpress site owners did not get the memo

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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by anayb View Post

              That's why not everyone is successful; its as simple as that.
              That's the idiotic statement of the day. I wonder if Frank Kern hand codes his sites, or any of the other successful people on this site.

              We get it, you have only one skill, assuming you're a skilled coder, so you have a desperate need out of insecurity at your shortcomings in IM to put down anyone that doesn't subscribe to your world view.

              You are the classic definition of 'failure.' :-)

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              • Profile picture of the author anayb
                Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                That's the idiotic statement of the day. I wonder if Frank Kern hand codes his sites, or any of the other successful people on this site.

                We get it, you have only one skill, assuming you're a skilled coder, so you have a desperate need out of insecurity at your shortcomings in IM to put down anyone that doesn't subscribe to your world view.

                You are the classic definition of 'failure.' :-)

                Frank
                very soon I'm going to reveal my company info with whatever proof you want that is making a year far more than what guys like Frank Kern has earned in his entire life (yes, entire life), so that you can realize what a good coder can do, just wait until that day.
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                • Profile picture of the author agmccall
                  Originally Posted by anayb View Post

                  very soon I'm going to reveal my company info with whatever proof you want that is making a year far more than what guys like Frank Kern has earned in his entire life (yes, entire life), so that you can realize what a good coder can do, just wait until that day.
                  Right, and that is why you are at a public forum posting nonsense. Really, as successful as you think you are, you still have time to come to a forum and provide no value.

                  We are all waiting for that day and when that day comes and you release the info it will be as meaningless as your posts

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                  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
                    Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                    - like a fart in the wind. lol

                    Frank
                    Didn't Kansas do a song about that?

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                      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

                      Didn't Kansas do a song about that?

                      al
                      Yes, but The Beatles recorded his theme song. "I'm a Loser."

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                • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
                  Originally Posted by anayb View Post

                  very soon I'm going to reveal my company info with whatever proof you want that is making a year far more than what guys like Frank Kern has earned in his entire life (yes, entire life), so that you can realize what a good coder can do, just wait until that day.
                  So, you are going to share your bank statements, and provide two forms of ID?

                  That's what I want...
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                  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                    Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

                    So, you are going to share your bank statements, and provide two forms of ID?

                    That's what I want...
                    Why would you want to see something that I can create in Photoshop with little effort? You can't win with this kind of person. Just enjoy a good laugh and move on. He's not worth a second of your time.

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          Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

          Not true at all. I use almost everything out there and i love WP. Wordpress has changed a lot over the course of the years, it's a completely different beast from what it was in the past. And huge brands are using it for "serious business".
          Can you just let us know which brands (i.e. huge) are using WP for any kinds of business? I am very curious to know. I assert its (WP) for newbies and not for building brands.
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          • Profile picture of the author PPG19
            Originally Posted by anayb View Post

            Can you just let us know which brands (i.e. huge) are using WP for any kinds of business? I am very curious to know. I assert its (WP) for newbies and not for building brands.
            Here you go: TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TED, NFL,Top Gear, BestBuy, Xerox, Marks & Spencers, Vogue, Mercedes Benz and NASA to name a few.
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              Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

              Here you go: TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TED, NFL,Top Gear, BestBuy, Xerox, Marks & Spencers, Vogue, Mercedes Benz and NASA to name a few.
              You have some nerve - posting pesky, relevant facts to support your assertion. You won't last long, here. :-)

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                  Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

                  NASA was one of the first in using Wordpress. Those guys are bad programmers

                  Frank Kern, Neil Patel and others openly say that they know nothing about coding yet they are pretty successful.
                  I was a reasonably successful motorcycle racer in my youth. I can't change a spark plug. That's why the universe created mechanics, few of whom I know of personally that are interested in competing at 120 MPH. lol

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                  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
                    Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                    I was a reasonably successful motorcycle racer in my youth. I can't change a spark plug. That's why the universe created mechanics, few of whom I know of personally that are interested in competing at 120 MPH. lol

                    Frank
                    I deleted my comment because i didn't like it, it wasnt funny, but you gave it a new meaning
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            • Profile picture of the author anayb
              Originally Posted by PPG19 View Post

              Here you go: TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TED, NFL,Top Gear, BestBuy, Xerox, Marks & Spencers, Vogue, Mercedes Benz and NASA to name a few.
              Hello, none of them use WP's CMS, but use it WP VIP HOSTING, it has nothing to do with the CMS that you folks use. Its a mere premium hosting nothing more than that. TYPE WP VIP HOSTING IN GOOGLE. I have no intention that I loath you WP users. It's great for small businesses and it meant to be user-friendly. But, I didn't know some folks got so marginal knowledge about coding world.
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              • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                Originally Posted by anayb View Post

                But, I didn't know some folks got so marginal knowledge about coding world.
                I didn't know that some folks have so little knowledge of the ways of the web, while inferring that they are some kind of an expert.

                Epic fail.

                Frank

                P.S. I can do this all day.
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              • Profile picture of the author PPG19
                Originally Posted by anayb View Post

                Hello, none of them use WP's CMS, but use it WP VIP HOSTING, it has nothing to do with the CMS that you folks use.
                WORDPRESS VIP is just a hosting package offered by Wordpress to enterprises and websites with a lot of traffic but the cms is the same.

                Sorry but it really seems to me that you don't know what you are talking about...
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      • Profile picture of the author Sven300
        Originally Posted by anayb View Post

        Plugins are meant to slow the system.
        Plugins are compatible with themes. But plugins are not compatible with each other. It is especially these software conflicts among plugins that cause the main problems.
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        • Profile picture of the author anayb
          Originally Posted by Sven300 View Post

          Plugins are compatible with themes. But plugins are not compatible with each other. It is especially these software conflicts among plugins that cause the main problems.
          any front-end systems that are plugins-based are not good for faster page execution, but the back-end may use numerous plugins. Widgets are always better than plugins that work seamlessly. I use dojo toolkit for building widgets.
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  • Profile picture of the author jinmin
    Contact your hosting support immediately to see if they can help to restore with the latest backup. Some hosting require you to pay a certain cost to restore, some hosting can only do the restore if you subscribed to their daily backup plan. Check with your hosting before making the decision.

    The alternative way is to restore your 2013 copy of backup, but you will lose some posts that you made after the backup that you've done. Can get WP guys at Fiverr to restore easily.

    The best practice would be to do site backup on your own at least on weekly basis. Don't depend solely on your host.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    a lot of the hosting companies create backups for you automatically every couple of days..

    ..in the past, I've tinkered with files i shouldn't have.. What i did sent my sites into oblivion..

    I contacted my hosting provider on live chat and had a backup restored for $30

    i know what ur going thought.. hang in there!

    best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author memogli
    Originally Posted by easy does it View Post

    Hi guys,

    I think I need some expert help here.

    I was trying out some contact forms on my wp site, php ones etc. It got glitchy and I lost the page I was instaling the form on. I logged out of wp-admin, and now google won't show the site. I can't conect through wp-admin any longer.

    What can be done. I don't have a recent backup. I have an old backup from 2013.

    Can anything be done by ftp?

    Any ideas. I'd really appreciate some help

    Tom
    Do you have cpanel access? if not you should contact to your hosting provider, they will provide you. In every hosting system there is a auto-backup mechanism through which they keep your website's entire backup. If they (hosting provider) have done this, you can easily get back your site.
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    Who removed my fart comment? I'm guessing the mods are not poetry lovers. :-(

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  • Profile picture of the author Flyinghigh
    You might also want to try Recuva from MajorGeeks. http://www.file-recovery.com/
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