locked out of admin/dashboard after messing up child theme

Hello. I was trying to add the sidebard functionality to my wordpress twentyseventeen theme.

I was following the steps on https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/five-hacks-twenty-seventeen/?omtr=b&utm_expid=3606929-101._J2UGKNuQ6e7Of8gblmOTA.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.kr%2F#sidebars

#4. Add a Custom Sidebar to Each Front Page Section and Page

I am a beginner and did not copy ALL the files EXCEPT the three files to be changed to my child theme folder. I did not create the child theme folder properly. Now I am locked out. I don’t know how to access my dashboard. I also don’t know how to FTP into my site’s folders to change the theme settings. Please help. I have Amazon hosting and using WordPress Dashboarrd to do everything. It was working well until now.

  • James Morris
    • WordPress Enthusiast

    Hello Avinoam,

    I’m sorry to hear you’re having these issues.

    If you had FTP access, all you would need to do is rename the folder of the theme you are currently using in wp-content/themes/ and WordPress would fall back to the default theme.

    However, regardless of which theme you are using, you should still be able to access your WordPress Dashboard at http://yourdomain.tld/wp-admin/ unless you have a Fatal PHP Error.

    If you have a Fatal PHP Error, then the only option is to access your site via FTP to fix it. If this is something you cannot do, we will be happy to help you get access back into your site, but it will require access to your hosting control panel so we can setup a FTP account.

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