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Login from main page takes me to nothing found (9 posts)

  1. Yahtalmid
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Howdy
    Well, I've searched and searched and can't seem to find an answer to a rather peculiar login problem. So I finally broke down and registered here to inquire further.

    On my home or start page http://www.wholebible.com/blog I click on the Log In link and I get a Nothing Found page. I'm using the latest Firefox (does it on Chrome too), cleared the cache, and restarted.

    I can bypass the Log In on the home page by manually selecting a URL from my recent URL list which is http://wholebible.com/blog/wp-login.php?z31a0p3gbwjplgdvr2c50. I used Toolbar buttons for both URL's. I accidentally found this when I was looking for what I did wrong when I couldn't log in the normal way from the home page.

    Here's a weird twist. If I login with the recent URL and the long number after it (which logs me in regularly), then open a (second) new tab (while logged in on the first tab) to the Blog home and click on the Log In link, I get the normal login page.

    Here's a even weirder twist: I just tried using the URL with the long number, the field with the Captcha just goes blank and the page doesn't change to the Dashboard. However, when I go to the blog home page (using the Toolbar button), the Log In option shows Log Out and I can access the site from upper left.

    I've looked at the Site Address URL in General Settings (www.wholebible.com/blog) and the WordPress address (same) and haven't changed them. I think they're okay. I'm pretty sure this problem popped up after I updated the plugins Jetpack (deleted and reinstalled), Updraft Plus (since deleted) and Better WP Security (also deleted and now using Wordfence).

    There's probably a simple explanation that will make me feel dumber than a sack full of hammers after you tell me. I have Filezilla and tried renaming the plugin folder and creating a new blank one, but that doesn't help.
    Thanks

  2. alysonearl
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Have you tried logging in at http://wholebible.com/wp-admin ?

  3. Yahtalmid
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Yeah I just did. Same thing happens. Nothing Found.

  4. alysonearl
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    So, if I understand you correctly, you can get to your dashboard by going 'to the blog home page (using the Toolbar button), the Log In option shows Log Out and I can access the site from upper left.'?

  5. alysonearl
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Have you restored the name of your plugins folder?
    Have you deactivated (one at a time) the suspected plugins and checked to see if the issue resolves?
    If that doesn't work, have you deleted the plugins (one at a time) and checked to see if the issue resolves?

  6. Yahtalmid
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Things have changed a little. This just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Today I clicked the toolbar button for the blog home, clicked the Log In option, and got Nothing Found. Then I clicked on the toolbar button for the login page with the long number after it (above) and the password and captcha go blank. Nothing, not even the Nothing Found page. So then I clicked on the blog home button and got the blog home page where the Log In option was visible. I refreshed the page and the Log In changed to Log Out, indicating I was actually logged in. But I couldn't get to the Dashboard (got Nothing Found when I clicked the menu at top left). So I clicked on Site Admin, then on Dashboard and finally got there. Like I said, weird.

    Yes I restored the name of the plugin folder. I deleted all three of the updated plugins and reinstalled only Jetpack. I have not systematically deleted all other plugins because they were working fine before the three I updated.

    Basic is fine. I probably need basic because I'll bet it's something simple.

  7. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 months ago #

    If you go to the register page, http://wholebible.com/blog/wp-login.php?action=register and click on the log in you will be taken to the correct page and hopefully the dashboard.

  8. Yahtalmid
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you for the tip, but it didn't work on my end. Password and Captcha go blank, but it doesn't go anywhere. However, once I do that I can go back to the home page, refresh, and the Log In changes to Log Out and this time at least I was able to access the Dashboard from upper left.

  9. Yahtalmid
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    After further study, the site must've been hacked. Restored from a backup and the problems went away.

    Thanks all for the help.

    Bruce

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