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forgotten password (8 posts)

  1. writerjeff
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How do I retrieve a password or set up a new passowrd

  2. hotkee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just go to the admin page and use the Lost Password feature, assuming you set up a valid admin email address.

    if you did not set up a valid email address, go the database directly and change the option for the email address manually, then use the password retrieval to get a new password to be generated and sent to that email address.

  3. paulgal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    navigate to your login panel

    /wp-login.php

    and theres a retrieve password link. it will send it to the email you submitted on installation

  4. berchman
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    navigate to your login panel

    /wp-login.php

    and theres a retrieve password link. it will send it to the email you submitted on installation

    I have tried that option and receive the email. However, when I click on the link I get the following message from WordPress:

    Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid.

    I have tried this several times and have no luck.

    Anyone with suggestions?

  5. adaptiman
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem with the message:

    Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid.

    I setup 2.5.1 cleanly, then imported the db from another wordpress installation with an export command. None of the accounts that I know the passwords for work.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    http://www.village-idiot.org/fixpass

    OR you can search the forums and see that this is a bug with a supposedly working fix listed on trac --

  7. adaptiman
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I found a solution to this. If you go the db interface and reset the password for your user using an MD5 hashing function. You'll be able to login with the password. The system will automagically do it's thing to transform the MD5 password into the WP2.5.1 munged version the first time you login, however that happens.

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    yes, and thats all spelled out in the codex :)

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

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