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  1. nikos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello all. Today morning I tried to login my wordpress blog but it refused my admin account credentials. I followed many times the "password reminder" process, but every time I tried to login with the new password, tha login screen cleared and remained there.

    It happens with two blogs I have, hosted in Dreamhost.

    Please any suggestions on how to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Bob Smith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yes happening to me too today. half the blogs i have hosted at dreamhost i am unable to login to. even with password reset.

  3. nikos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Bob did you request support from Dreamhost? Had any reply? To me, they gave me instructions how to ask the "password remminder" thing...

    Like they didn't understand whta I'm saying.

  4. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Delete all your WordPress browser cookies and try again.

  5. tangle
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. Seems I was helpfully upgraded by Dreamhost without my knowledge, and today I can't log in!
    I've tried deleting cookies and resetting the password but neither work.
    I'm using Firefox v.3 on a Ubuntu system, if that makes any difference...

  6. edshealthtips
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same problem. I've been through all the old posts and tried everything. I use FF3 and IE7 on two different computers, with 2 different versions of Windows. Nothing works. I just get returned to the login page without errors.

  7. edshealthtips
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    PS I am hosted by bluehost. Only one out of four blogs has the problem. It is in the root directory.

  8. Bob Smith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i just opened a ticked with dh. i'll let you know what they say.

  9. Bob Smith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    seems to be some kind of plugin issue. this is the reply to my ticet:

    Hmm, the issue appears to be related to one of the wordpress plugins.
    I've renamed akismet, which fixed the issue with logging in.

  10. maidanet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same issue.

    I followed the http://codex.wordpress.org/Login_Trouble step by step.

    As per this post, I renamed all of my plugins.

    I still get the login page over and over again.

    I'm hosted at Westhost.com.

    I upgraded on 8/26/08 to WP 2.6.1 from WP 2.5

    Sometime in the last week, I did recently automatically update the Akismet plugin when I noticed the notification to upgrade.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  11. edshealthtips
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I finally got in by deleting wordpress automatic upgrade plugin. I thought I had tried that earlier. I don't know why it would suddenly be causing a problem.

  12. nikos
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    it seems to be the wp-super-cache plugin. It was recently updated and made a conflict.

    Can you remove it completely and see if it works now?

  13. maidanet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did not have wp-super-cache plugin installed. Where is the automatic upgrade plugin stored? I don't have it in my plugins folder, but I am notified if I need to do an automatic upgrade.

    I renamed my plugins folder to _plugins and voila! I was able to log in.

    On this blog, I have:
    1 bit audio player
    akismet
    contact-form-7
    events-calendar
    disable-revisions
    smilies-themer
    wp db backup

    I did re-install each one and right now I am still able to log in.

    Curious.

    Of all these plugins, I wonder if we could narrow down to one that everyone who had this issue has.

    I'm suspecting akismet, since that is the most likely to be on everyone's list, and was recently upgraded.

    But not everyone who has akismet had the failure - yet.

    Hmmm...

  14. tangle
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm back into my blog - after sending a support request to Dreamhost they apologised for a bug but didn't actually do anything to solve the problem. So I went into my web FTP via Dreamhost and renamed the Askimet folder to _askimet, and this seems to have worked.

  15. hockeybrad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm back in too. Thanks for this thread!

    Akismet wasn't the culprit. I think there's a corruption of plugins during upgrade, but it doesn't seem to be a specific plugin. It's not host specific either.

    Your best hope is to rename your plugins directory, re-create it empty, and re-upload your plugins. You can do this with FTP or ssh/telnet.

  16. BernardBorealis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As a general rule, before doing any upgrades disable plugins. Plugins can cause problems. If you have an automatic upgrade plugin, get rid of it, unless you can stay up with the times enough to upgrade or disable your plugins before your wordpress is upgraded. They cause problems oftentimes.

  17. kevint312
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can not get into my admin. When I clicked rest password and received the link it says that it does not recognize the link. Can some one offer help or advice. I have not upgraded yet and am on the 2 Click Here.com host.
    Thank you

  18. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As a general rule, before doing any upgrades disable plugins ...

    As a general rule, follow the upgrade instructions -- then you dont need to worry about any other other general rules.

  19. kevint312
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can not get into my blog. When I enter my user name or e mail to retrieve a new password a link is sent to my e mail in box. When I click the link I return to the wordpress sign in page and see the following:

    "Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid."

    I am not sure what steps I should take to resolve this. Any help or suggestions you can give would be greatly appreciated.

  20. BernardBorealis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As a general rule, follow the upgrade instructions -- then you dont need to worry about any other other general rules.

    Agreed 100%

    @ <b>kevint312</b>
    You may need to change your password elsewhere to fix this. If you have phpmyadmin, try this link: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/

  21. andyux
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    renamed plugins folder, im in...

  22. RBHendrick
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    All,

    I had the same problem. In my case, it turns out the culprit was a plugin called "Enforce www. Preference". Found it this way:

    1) Through FTP, Renamed \plugins folder to \NOplugins (simple way to deactivate all of them without deleting files).

    2) Logged in normally; worked fine. Goto Plugins admin area. (Note the error message saying all of them have been uninstalled.)

    3) Through FTP, returned the plugins folder to its original/correct name.

    4) Re-activated each plugin one-at-a-time, logging off and on after each activation.

    When I activated the "Enforce www. Preference" plugin, the login loop problem returned. So through FTP I deleted that plugin, and all is fine!

    Good luck!

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