No lights after reboot

Performed a reboot in wled and now no lights are turning on.

Check and see if you selected LEDS ON on reboot. It’s in the LED setup tab.

Would that stop then from turning on when I press power?

What do you mean by ‘reboot’

You disconnected power and reapplied it?
You reset the Esp to factory?
You reflashed the firmware?

First there was an option somewhere to reboot wled. I tried that and that is when I lost the light, so I then performed a factory reset, still nothing. Checked gpio # and looks food.

If you did a factory reset you may need to set the correct GPIO in LED Preferences. I would make 100% sure you have the correct one in there. What are you using for a controller?