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Can't login as I usually do (7 posts)

  1. captjeffjones
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have an Apple computer that remembers my usernames and passwords. Occasionally my website will log me out for no apparent reason. So I just go to Bookmarks and the page pops up with my username and password already typed in. I click the login button and away I go. Well, today it is just like always, but it won't log me in. I have changed nothing in the last month, at all. I really am super lame at all of this, so any explanation of where I should go and do will need to be explained like you would explain it to a child. The site is http://captainonboard.org I have no clue what version of wordpress I am using. It's pretty current, since I blog on it everyday, and do the updates when they are made available to me.

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're using Version 3.4.1 - Try logging in manually from here:

    captainonboard.org/wp-admin

    Input your username and password manually, and see if that does the trick. Perhaps the login data stored in the browser has become corrupted in some way.

  3. captjeffjones
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just tried it. It brings up the same login page that my Apple computer provides for me on bookmarks. I removed the username and password, then re-typed it. Fail. The screen shakes back and forth.

  4. You will need to reset your password by clicking on the forgot password link.

    Passwords just don't change by themselves. Either you are typing the wrong password / username combination or somebody changed the password.

  5. captjeffjones
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unless somebody hacked my site, I'm not sure what happened. The username is now "admin", and it was not before. I did change the password, and it is now working. I really appreciate your help and replies. Like I said before, my Apple remembers all my passwords and types them for me. In the past my website has logged me out, and it was no big deal logging back in. Also, I have 4 passwords that I use regularly, and it would not take any of them. I tried several times. Weird?! I also went into my "history" and found where I logged in earlier today with the old username and old password. It shows how long I was logged on before I left the site and went to something else. How strange that the username and password changed "all by itself". Oh well, back to fish reports!

  6. Glad you were able to get back in.

    As a precaution go to the Users -> All Users menu in your dashboard and see if there is more than one user registered. It is possible that the admin user was set when WordPress was originally installed and the user account you normally use was added later.

  7. captjeffjones
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, just did that and saw that I had 5 other users, including one added just a few minutes ago. I am listed as the admin, and it shows my original username (not admin). I deleted the other users besides myself. (Not sure if I should have done that or not, but I did not know any of them personally and I do know a lot of the people that view the site). Any chance that any of those other registered users could have changed my username and password?

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