Bluehost Web Hosting Help
Changing WordPress Themes From the Database
Sometimes, updates made to WordPress or Plugins may break your site due to incompatibilities with your Theme. In most cases, this will prevent you from being able to access the Admin Dashboard, and the Theme will need to be updated to fix any errors. This guide will walk you through updating your WordPress Theme from the Database if you cannot access the Admin Dashboard.
These steps will vary depending on which interface your account is using. Once logged in, click the Hosting tab at the top of the account.
- Click on the cpanel sub-tab.
- Click on the phpMyAdmin icon in the database tools section.
- Click the Advanced tab on the left side of the screen.
- Click on the phpMyAdmin icon in the Databases section.
Once you have opened phpMyAdmin, choose the database the WordPress site in question is using. Click the + icon next to your username to expand if you do not see a list of databases in the sidebar on the left.
Setting a New Theme
- Select the wp_options table.
- Once loaded, click on the Browse tab. This allows you to browse the columns broken down into pages.
- Check the box to Show All
- Locate the template and stylesheet settings. Click Edit.
- In the option_value setting, replace the current theme with a default theme (Twentyfifteen, Twentysixteen, etc.).
- Click Go to save when you are finished.
Once updated, your WordPress site and Admin Dashboard should be accessible.
Recommended Help Content
WordPress - Install a new Theme
Install Themes These steps will help you install and select a WordPress theme for your blog. Inside the WordPress Dashboard, select the Add New Themes link in the Appearance Menu. You can search for
Disable or Delete Plugins/Themes on a Disabled WordPress site.
This article explains how to deactivate, change or delete themes and plugins on a WordPress site without the dashboard.
Manually Changing the Domain of Your WordPress Site
How to change the name of your WordPress site without WP Tools
Related Help Content
Change WordPress URL's With WordPress Tools
This article will explain how to change the Site URL or Home URL setting in WordPress. This may be useful if you have moved your WordPress site or are planning to move your WordPress site.
Managing Themes and Plugins with WordPress Tools
This article will explain how to manage WordPress plugins and themes using Wordpress Tools.
How to Login to a WordPress Site
This article will explain how to login to a website created with WordPress.
How to find your WordPress Database
This article explains how to find the database in use by a Wordpress site.
WordPress Install Without Automatic Database Creation
This article explains how to install WordPress when Mojo is unable to create the database automatically.
Broken Bluehost Theme on Sub cPanels
The Bluehost cpanel theme will not work correctly on sub cpanels that are created through the WHM. This article will explain how to change the theme.
WordPress: How to Delete or Uninstall a Theme
How to Delete or Uninstall a WordPress Theme
How to install other themes than subSilver to add more variety to your phpBB message board.