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Cannot access my dashboard (8 posts)

  1. lipstickandbaguettes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Help! I can't access my WordPress blog (www.lipstickandbaguettes.com) because I can't remember my username or password. I've tried entering the URL with both the wp-login and admin tails, to no effect. Instead I get a message that the document cannot be found; no error code. I've also tried every username/password combination I can think of without success.
    I can pull the blog up and all of the content is there - but I can't access the dashboard. I know the admin code, but the warnings about using codex to get the login information was rather intimidating. How do I find my username and password?
    PS - I don't know which version of WordPress I have because I can't access the dashboard. :-( And if I can't access the dashboard, I'm not sure if I can download the latest version without really messing everything up.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are several ways to reset your password without admin access:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

  3. lipstickandbaguettes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I access the Admin Panel? It's been a long time since I've used WP and I can't remember and I'm weak on computer lingo. I was deleriously happy when DOS was dead and Basic was king. Sad, but true.
    If I need to go through MySQL, I'd have to get there via my host (DreamHost), correct?

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would recommend trying the FTP method - you can easily set up FTP access with DH.

  5. lipstickandbaguettes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That makes sense. now for the "duh" question. I already have CuteFTP installed - although I haven't used it in ages - can I sue that? Your patience is appreciated.

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not familiar with it, but it looks to be a basic FTP client, so it should be fine. You will need to get your FTP access info from your DH account: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP

  7. aricholimited
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,
    Mistakenly i went to my wordpress dashboard settings and i set http://http://www.online-work.com.au instead of http://www.online-work.com.au in the field of site url and now the username and password of my site is not working. what can i do now?

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @aricholimited - you need to change those back - see: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    But your question is unrelated to this thread - so if you need additional help, please start a new thread - here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting#postform

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