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[resolved] Can't login anymore (19 posts)

  1. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi!
    I've done a silly mistake, and have no idea of hot to solve it. In the settings (somewhere) i change from http://website.com to
    http://www.webiste.com. But I did not chnge the password. I save, with the result that WordPress logged me off. When I tried to login again I didn't get access. So I am actually shut off from my own website. Is there any way of solving this?

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Change those settings back - see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

  3. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks a lot. Have read the explanation. Where do I find the wp-config.php file? I am quite new to this, and not much of a programmer.

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you will have to use ftp to see the file is where you installed wordpress.

  5. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Eh, ftp? to where? I'm rather new, and not familiar with ftp, except I know it's a file transfer protocol. So this php file is not on my local pc?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - it's on your remote server. You will need to use FTP to access it (or whatever file management application your host provides).

  7. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. Will my remote server's address look something like this:
    http://www.wordpress.com/mywebsitename/wp-config.php ???

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. You cannot access the file via a web browser.

  9. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK. So how can I access this wp-config.php file?

  10. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi WPYogi! I have read and read the explanation you sent me a link to. I think the Relocate Method looks poosible for me to do. But already at the first point I am lost:
    1. Edit the wp-config.php file.

    Where/how do I do this? I have no idea how to access this file, because I don't know where/how to find it. I have understood that it is not on my pc. Hope you can shed some light on this for me.

    Thanks for all good intentions to various replyers.
    Ronny

  11. GMoney19
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What host do you have? When you log on to your host, and manage your domain, there should be an FTP manager/Login to SFTP. You can probably find more info in the support section of your host. That would be the first step. Otherwise you can use FileZilla (which would need to be downloaded via the internet) to login to your FTP server.

  12. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, thanks GMoney. That's how lost I am. Yes, I have bluehost.com. And I have found the email with various info, also a ftp address. Hopefully I'm on the right track now. I have logged on with ftp, and find some directories. I'll probably manage to find the wp-config.php file there. Thanks :-).

  13. GMoney19
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good! You will probably need to edit the file in a code editor (ex. notepad). First back-up your existing file before changing it. Then go in and make the alterations, save and upload the new file to the FTP server. Hope that makes sense.

  14. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I have located the file. I have copied it. Thanks GMoney. Now I will make the changes. The question is then: how do I use the ftp command/file to upload the modified wp-config.php file to the same directory?

  15. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have now maange to change the wp-config.php file, and entered:
    define('RELOCATE',true);
    in the file, and copied it back to original location.
    When i Write the url to login, I get the login window, but I still don't amanage to login. My original problem was that I changed the url in wordpress while eidting from
    http://mywebsite.com to
    http://www.mywebsite.com
    without changing the password. And it seems to be the same. I don't get to login.

  16. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where did you get that? From the article linked above:

    Add these two lines to your wp-config.php, where "example.com" is the correct location of your site.

    define('WP_HOME','http://example.com');
    define('WP_SITEURL','http://example.com');

  17. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I still don't manage to log back in. So when i click on Lost Your password, and get an email with a link, where I have to type my new password 2 times, and then try to login - NO WAY. WHY isn't it possible to login with the password I just have typed in? Feeling a bit lost being expluded from further editing the content.

  18. post@medicor.no
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, it seems you cannot use passwords that has been use before. maybe there are some generation backward of passwrods that cannot be used again. I'm logged in, and 10 kgs lighter. Thanks for help.

  19. maybe there are some generation backward of passwrods that cannot be used again.

    WordPress by itself doesn't have a built-in mechanism like that. Maybe you have a plugin that's doing it?

    I'm logged in, and 10 kgs lighter.

    Huh. Never thought of that as a way to lose weight... ;)

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