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[resolved] Can't log in to my own site! (5 posts)

  1. AgilityJeff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My site was 'hit' by a brute force attempt last night, some time shortly after this plugin was installed. Today I'm trying to log in and

    1. I'm forced to reset my PW (I did NOT choose that option upon activating and configuring the settings) and
    2. Nothing I have tried is a secure enough password.

    Based on the number of discussions here about the PW requirements being too stringent, does anyone on the other end of this plugin think that MAYBE there should be a way to put the plugin in 'human useful' mode? I know I sure do - with less than 24 hours experience using it!

    So I have this installed on 30+ sites and can't wait to start getting the PO'd e-mails from my clients that they TOO can't get in to their sites. This is going to be SUCH a fun week!

    Bottom line question: How do I get in to my own site now that I can't get past the security I installed last night?

    Thanks for whatever help you can offer!

  2. Dean Taylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    FYI: the quickest way to disable a plugin that is not behaving properly without access to the Admin Dashboard is to "rename" the plugin folder.

    Described in mode detail here as "Choice 1: Disable the Files":
    http://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/disable-a-wordpress-plugin/

    In terms of your other questions I'll leave those to the plugin author.

    Cheers,
    Dean.

  3. AgilityJeff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Dean - exactly what I figured out would be my best plan about 10 minutes ago. I'm in good shape now as I have recovered access to two sites. 25+ to go!

    Truly - your help is GREATLY appreciated!

    Jeff

  4. Gregg Banse
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Very helpful - thanks.

  5. Daniel Convissor
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Release 0.36.0, sent out two weeks ago, fixes the messaging on the password reset page to explain exactly why a desired new password is problematic.

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