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admin login not working, no error message (14 posts)

  1. ronnocoart
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Greetings,
    I just upgraded my site to WordPress 3.0, and now can no longer log in to the admin. Instead I get this: http://www.california-science.info/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.california-science.info%2Fwp-admin%2F

    Was working fine until the upgrade. I checked the forums Any help out there would be greatly appreciated.

  2. It looks fine to me. Can you describe the problem?

  3. ronnocoart
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sure, and thanks for checking.
    When I try to log in, it stays on the admin login page instead of actually logging me in the admin page. So, in other words, I get nowhere.

  4. Ok, in that case it's probably either a plugin or theme functions conflict.

    Try resetting your plugins. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

    If that does not resolve the issue, access your server via FTP or SFTP, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and rename everything except the /twentyten/ directory. This will force the Twenty Ten theme to activate and hopefully rule-out a theme-specific issue.

  5. ronnocoart
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, thanks. I followed the resetting plugins, but that didn't fix it. I don't seem to have a /twentyten/ directory. I have default and classic. Thanks, and will try again tomorrow.

  6. In that case, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and rename everything except the /default/ directory.

    If that doesn't work, try downloading WordPress again and delete then replace your copies of the /wp-admin/ and /wp-includes/ directories with fresh copies from the download.

  7. ronnocoart
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    Got busy with other things, so now back. I tried everything, a complete new download and install of WP 3.0.1, and got blank pages instead. So I re uploaded my original files, before the upgrade to 3, and now I get this redirect: http://www.california-science.info/wp-admin/upgrade.php?_wp_http_referer=%2Fwp-admin%2F which upgrades my database, says my upgrade is complete, goes back to my login page, and then redirects me here: http://www.california-science.info/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.california-science.info%2Fwp-admin%2F which is the same place I was at before, the login page. Very frustrating! I need to access my admin! Any other suggestions? I hate to lose all my content, but can if it means being able to get back in.

  8. ronnocoart
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is the message on the first redirect: WordPress
    Database Upgrade Required

    WordPress has been updated! Before we send you on your way, we have to upgrade your database to the newest version.

    The upgrade process may take a little while, so please be patient.

    Upgrade WordPress Database

    I have even tried to upload wp files from another site that works, still forcing me to upgrade my database on the CA site.
    Please help...

  9. Try resetting your plugins. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

    If that does not resolve the issue, access your server via FTP or SFTP, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and rename everything except the /twentyten/ directory. This will force the Twenty Ten theme to activate and hopefully rule-out a theme-specific issue.

  10. funktion.andy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #


  11. elkirkmo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Has anyone had any success with @ronnocoart's problem? I'm having the same issue and nothing, including reinstalling wordpress, can seem to fix it.

  12. Sidney Harrell
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would first get a database dump. Log in with ssh using a terminal client and type:
    mysqldump -u username -p -h hostname databasename > backup.sql
    Use the database login credentials from your wp-config file. If that works you have at a MINIMUM a file that has the post_content from your pages and posts, even if you have to put the whole thing in a text editor and go through manually looking for it.
    If that works try next for phpmyadmin access, so you can more easily go through and copy out those post_content sections and paste them somewhere for safe keeping.
    Next create an entirely new database, you may have to do it through the C-panel interface. Edit the wp-config to the new database login credentials and try to pull up the site. You want to try to distinguish between a file problem and a database problem. It sounds like a database problem, and you may have to end up having to salvage as much content as you can from the old database and pasting it into a new one.
    Don't despair and don't delete anything. You can switch between databases by editing wp-config, and you can switch between folders by renaming them. Narrow down the problem and figure out what the cause of the problem is: Core installation, a theme, a plugin, or the database.

  13. elkirkmo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually, the solution to the problem ended up being in the wp-options file on the DB. It was pointed to the wrong URL and once I fixed that it solved the issue. Thanks for the ideas though.

  14. hueytheg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I found a solution off of this post which worked for me. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/firefox-redirect-loop?replies=18#post-1579550

    Type in /wp-login.php instead of the usual /wp-admin at the end of your domain and it should get you in to your site rather than looping back to the login screen again.

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