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Logging in and password (8 posts)

  1. JYA
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi there

    I have a wordpress site
    its http://www.jeanyvesahern.com

    I've been loggin in in the past entering my username
    and password
    But this was done automatically cause, I guess, I selected once the "remember me"
    option for the password.
    But now the username and my password don't show automatically
    and I don't remember my password.

    And to make the think more annoying, my e-mail address
    have changed since but I didn't change it in my profile

    So how could I get a new password?

    thank you

    Jean-Yves

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    If you browse to this URL and read the source code (search it for "author"), you will find your username (usually...assumes 1 admin and that is you).

    Now, you can fix the password per these instructions.

    You cannot change the default admin email. Once you gain access to site. create a new admin user (make sure to document the information for this account). Once you create that new admin user, login and delete the old admin user. You will be prompted upon user deletion to assign posts to another user (so then assign to new admin user).

    Note: you could then repeat the process of creating a new admin UN to re-create the old UN but with the appropriate email. That means use another email for the intermediary admin UN and the one you want to use now for the final admin.

    None of the UN should be ADMIN, or anything similar. Use a complicated UN and a safe password. This is an extra step for security.

  3. hiphopinenglish
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    If you have database access, the Resetting Your Password (Codex Page) provides a solution. You can also use this article to guide you.

  4. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Oh, then please update your site. WP3.6 is very out of date.

  5. JYA
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    thanks guys for the help.

    hiphopinenglish
    I can't reset my password using the Resetting Your Password (Codex Page)
    As I said previously, they ask for my username and e-mail adress.
    The e-mail adress assigned to my WordPress account or site is no more valid or functionnal. So it means that the WP support will send a message to an unexisted e-mail....
    :-(

    I will try Pioneer Valley Web Design procedure.
    It looks the way to go.

    thanks again

  6. JYA
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Does the update to the latest version change the settings
    in our site?

  7. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Does the update to the latest version change the settings
    in our site?

    No, that is not how WordPress works. You should keep WP up to date at all times and review that your theme and plugins are following suit. If they are not, use others.

  8. JYA
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    thanks again!
    I really appreciate it.

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