I'm using CiviCRM version 4.7.17 on Joomla version 3.65. I changed my civicrm resource URL hoping it would load the civicrm.css file but instead I can no longer access my administration area. Please see phone of what I am receiving when I try to access the civiCRM component. How do I get back to the system settings area so I can change it back?enter image description here


You could try to go the page directly


If you have sql access you could change them back. They are stored in civicrm_settings

SELECT name, value FROM civicrm_setting WHERE group_name = "URL Preferences"

You'll see the url between quotes in the value field.

  • Thanks Paul, that worked! I was also able to change the resource URL to it's correct absolute path.
    – Tee Strong
    Mar 8 '17 at 17:59
  • You're most welcome. Which method did you end up using?
    – Paul-Tahoe
    Mar 8 '17 at 21:51
  • I used the first option: www.yoursite.org/administrator/?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/admin/setting/url&reset=1
    – Tee Strong
    Mar 10 '17 at 15:43

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