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Last Resort for Lost Password (16 posts)

  1. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There are a ton of posts on lost passwords. I have tried, as far as I can tell, everything from the Docs, including changing passwords in MyPhPAdmin and cleaning out all cookies.

    When I change the passwords in MyPhP, literally nothing happens when I try to Login. I put in the username and new password and once the password's entered, it's rejected. I tried the email approach for Lost Password, and putting in the new password clears both fields.

    The odd thing about this is that my blog, http://www.asternglance.com, has been working fine. I did reinstall Win XP Home on my system at home, but surely that didn't impact anything.

    I really need help on this one and have no idea what to do.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Did you follow this exactly?
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/
    It can't not work.

  3. Meyithi
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You'll need to edit the wp-config.php file which you will find @ your site's root.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    config file for the WP blog password? That's nonsense.
    The blog paswword is NOT stored in your config file. Just follow samboll's link.

  5. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I did follow Samboll's link and did everything, step by step: input a new password and made it MD5 and it still doesn't work. The site functions just fine, but I can get into the Dashboard. Well, I can with /wp-admin, but when I try to do anything, it throws me back to the login screen which won't take the new password.

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's strange. If you didn't do anything lately (no new plugins, no new settings), could you ask your host whether they made some software/hardware upgrade?

  7. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you. I'll do that right now.

  8. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Since the password change (and yep, I'm reaching here!) have you cleared browser cookies before logging back in?

  9. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes.

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    sdstern: did you add/change software firewalls? upgrade firefox? make any other changes to software?

  11. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wow, that's really odd. I don't believe I made any changes to Zone Alarm, but once I shut it down, I was able to login. Again oddly, ZA has been running for months and this hasn't been a problem. But thank you ALL. Damn, what a wonderful forum and grand participants. I appreciate it so much. Truly this is a shining example of Internet Community. If you have a chance, visit http://www.asternglance.com.

    Again, Thanks!

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ZA actually is generally set up by default to update itself. So it probably did so, and that's what happened. Happened to me, why I asked. I went back to ZA free due to the stuff going on with ZA Pro, and since I have a hardware firewall too, ZA free is good enough....

  13. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I reinstalled XP recently and with it, of course, ZA Security Suite. The firewall seems superfluous as I've a router and I had it turned off previously. I must say that this was a lot easier to resolve than issues with HostComm and a Hayes 300 baud modem 20+ years ago on my PC 1. Have a great and prosperous New Year.

  14. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You as well, and I hear you on the 20+ years ago....

  15. sdstern
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I survived EasyWriter 1.0 (and still have the T shirt) and still haven't a clue as to what that Asynchronous Communications software was.

  16. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Heh, moi aussi.... though I wore out the t-shirt a LONG time ago!

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