Joomla 500 Message

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Hi there and hopefully there is an angel out there that can help me!

OK, I twinkered around with Joomsef in Joomla on a full production site.. (yes.. I know..!!)

Turned on SEF option in the panel (Joomsef)
and Apache Rewrite

Now the site doesn't work at all. (

The server I am running runs plesk and I have not changed any configuration on the machine, only in Joomla.

How can I get my site up to where it was? I tried all kinds of things, but so far I have not been lucky..

Would appreciate your help very much.

PS: I have taken out personal info from the config file and replaced it with *****
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Looks like you got something figured out as I dont see the 500 error when visiting the site,. but there is this error:
No valid database connection You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1 SQL=SELECT id FROM jos_categories WHERE published = 1 AND section =

that shows at the top of the page.

Also, be sure if you ARE using SEF URLs that your htacess.txt files is renamed to .htaccess and if you are NOT, then keep it named htaccess.txt

What changes did you make to the site to restore it from the 500 error?

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