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Cannot log in to admin account (11 posts)

  1. vinotherapy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi, the most basic of questions here. i just installed wp onto my host server. i then received an email that says this:

    Your new WordPress site has been successfully set up at:
    http://mydomainname.com/
    You can log in to the administrator account with the following information:
    Username: admin
    Password: ---------------
    We hope you enjoy your new site. Thanks!
    --The WordPress Team
    http://wordpress.org/

    now what do i do? i've tried everything i can find in the forum and nothing is working.

    thanks!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. vinotherapy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thank you. however, i tried both of those options. they bring me to the login site and i enter "admin" as the username and the pw i was given, and i get this error message in a red box:

    You attempted to login with the username 'admin' on WordPress.com. If you were trying to access your self hosted WordPress.org blog, try yourdomain.com/wp-admin/. If you can’t remember your WordPress.com username, you can reset your password by providing your email address. If you have any questions please contact support.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    if you have a hosted blog - why are you trying to log in at wordpress.com?
    you go to your domain name and add wp-admin to url

  5. vinotherapy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i know, that's what i'm doing but it's sending me in circles.

    i entered what you told me to: http://domain.com/wp-admin

    and it brings me to this page: http://domain.wordpress.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2F

    (i replaced my domain name with "domain" above)

    perhaps the fact that it says "redirect" is what's funny about it?

    thanks for any further help you can provide. appreciate it very much.

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    posts deleted that hijacked topic - please start your own

    vinotherapy
    who is your web host?
    who is your domain registered with?
    do you have the domain name servers pointing to your hosting account?

  7. dj1derful
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry about that, I did not mean to hijack the topic, just showing a similar issue. My apologies.

  8. vinotherapy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok i got it to work! thank you very much, samuel. here was the problem:

    before i bought hosting outside of wordpress.com, i had my domain name pointing to my wordpress.com blog. what i forgot to when i bought my hosting was to change the domain name servers so they pointed at my new hosting account.

    thanks again, so much, and perhaps this helps some other people too.

  9. vinotherapy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    samuel, you are going to swear at me aloud as you read this, but first let me say that i promise not to tweak with my account anymore after i fix this (i will leave it to the professionals).

    i thought i was being clever and changed the domain name in my wordpress admin settings to domain.com/test so that no one could see my page as i played around with design.

    now i can't log in at all anymore. i get this: ERROR 404 - PAGE NOT FOUND

    i'm afraid you might tell me i'm on my own here. i already know i'm an idiot.

  10. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  11. vinotherapy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Once again, THANK YOU! All fixed. Now, no more tweaking...

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