WordPress CSS and admin page not working

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When I attempted to manually update to the newest version of Wordpress it stopped working. The site gave an error message:

Warning: require_once(/home/cvedes5/public_html/test/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/classes/core/class-vc-shared-library.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/cvedes5/public_html/test/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/js_composer.php on line 176

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/cvedes5/public_html/test/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/classes/core/class-vc-shared-library.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/cvedes5/public_html/test/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/js_composer.php on line 176

I realized I forgot to deactivate plugins before updating. I removed the entire plugin folder through the FTP, but now the site loads without any CSS and I am not able to access the WP admin page or Dashboard.

The site is http://test2.cvedesign.com.

I am wondering if this has to do with the .htaccess file? How can I reconfigure so the site loads properly and I can access the Wordpress admin functions again?

Thank you.


Hello Gr,

Sorry for the problems with getting into your WordPress site and the issues CSS. The problems stem from your .htaccess file redirects and most likely, the theme which you previously selected. The best way to rectify the issue is to first comment out your local .htaccess file entries (other than the default WordPress entries). To comment a line, just a '#' sign in front of the entry. Check out this tutorial for editing the .htaccess file. When you're able to get into the WordPress admin, you can then change the theme assignment to a default theme and then you will be able to get your WordPress site looking at the appropriate CSS. If you are unable to do that, you may need to access the WordPress database and manually change the theme file in the wp-options table to use a default theme loaded in the installation. Check out our tutorial for instructions on how to do this if you require assistance.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.


Arnel C.