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[resolved] Can't login, can't reset password by email.. oh no (6 posts)

  1. sandman85
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a big problem here. I'll just list this in the steps in which they happened.

    1. I set up my WordPress site.
    2. I logged in.
    3. I customized it, themes, plugins, you know.
    4. I went to edit my password from the one the installation generated.
    5. I changed it, but while I was on the My Profile page my session expired. Lucky me!
    6. I was sent to the login page.
    7. I tried to log in with my new password, overwriting my 'remembered' password in FireFox with the new one I thought I had set.
    8. What do you know, it didn't work..
    9. I realized, "Hey! I can just use the forgotten password thing!"
    10. I then found out that the free web host I use has all PHP mailing functions disabled for 'security reasons'.

    Yes, so there's my problem.. I can't log in, and I can't recover my old password. I tried doing this to fix it, since I have database access:

    1. I took a password I intended to log in with and put it through an MD5 hash program (as I had earlier noticed in my WP database that WP used MD5 to hash the passwords.).
    2. I edited the entry for my administrator account in the wp_users table to use this new MD5 password.
    3. Apparently WP uses something more than MD5.. because this didn't work.

    So as you can now see, this is a fairly large dilemma. Is there any way to get logged in again without having to reinstall WordPress? Because I really don't want to reinstall WordPress. And as a last important note, I am the only administrator (actually, the only user also) at my blog. That means that nobody at the site can help.. :(

    I'm going to go weep in the corner.. I'll check back later to see if you brilliant people have solved this problem. (No sarcasm there.)

    Thanks so much,
    -sandman

  2. Ralf Weber
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    try this for your password in the wp_users table:
    e19d5cd5af0378da05f63f891c7467af

    and you should login with the password:
    abcd1234

    Have luck!
    d3395

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  4. sandman85
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Neither of those things worked.. :( I saw that what Fixpass set as the hashed password in my DB (it was the same one I used as when I manually did it before) was identical. But that didn't work.. although now I am getting a message Via seanco finiĝis (Your session expired in Esperanto.) I closed out of that window and revisited wp-login.php, but it still says that my session has expired..

  5. CyberCobre
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Your session has expired? When you go to wp-login.php? REally. Okay. That sounds more like your MySQL session has expired which makes no sense to me. Thinking....

  6. sandman85
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh, nevermind.... I restarted my browser for the third time and it worked *rolls eyes*

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