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lost admin password recovery version 1.5.2 (15 posts)

  1. emortell
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have (had) a perfectly fine blog until I reset and the promptly forgot my admin password. After trying very combination under the sun I decided to use phpMyAdmin to reset the password field (using the M5 pull down option) in the wp_users table. That all seemed to work fine on the surface but I am still locked out. Is there another way to recover, reset or circumvent the admin password? Any help would be appreciated. Shot myself in the foot pretty good this time ;)
    my blog - Green Harbor MA Captain's Log

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'll amend your thread title as 1.5.3 does not exist.

    phpmyadmin is the way to go:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/
    try following that ?
    Clear any cookies too.

  3. emortell
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry about that it was a typo. I floowed the phpmyadmin instuctions exactly (it was very easy) and I deleted the cookies. Still nothing. Could I reinstall WordPress and dump all of the html structure (the whole /blog folder) over the new install. Is there any another way?

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That method works - while I don't doubt you I cannot see how it can fail.
    Have you tried logging in from another browser ?

  5. emortell
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm at work now. Different PC same problem. I used my laptop and went back to phpmyadmin, repeated the process making sure no typo's and so on and I still can't log in. Am I sunk? Any suggestions are welcome.

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would suggest allowing someone access to the right places so they can also try.

  7. latinastyln
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ok i just used this yesterday..
    with only one difference..
    I had to hack my own my php admin..
    and it worked great...
    love that pods support..
    it was awesome for me..
    thanks..
    m

  8. emortell
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Podz... are you offering? I'd gladly give you access to my mysql database if you could help. Hell I'll send you a few fresh New England lobsters if you can get me back online.
    Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help.

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Heh - you can email me at tamba2 at gmail dot com and I'll get straight onto it :)

  10. emortell
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Done. Email is on the way :)

  11. latinastyln
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #


  12. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just interested in what it took to solve this problem??

  13. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have yet to receive an email back from emortell as I didn't get access until I woke this morning. It works for me though, and if it does for emortell, then the answer is to delete all the wp-* files and reupload new ones. It was probably an ftp error.

  14. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the info Podz.

  15. emortell
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My apologies for the late reply here. Podz is one down right decent human being. Not only did he fix my blog (“delete all the wp-* files and reupload� as described above) Podz also loaded a few handy plugins. Best support I think I’ve ever got with any software application. Thank you Podz!! I offered a few fresh lobsters for his good deed but it wasn’t to be…so I ate them �.

    Best to all.
    Thanks for the great support!

    Edward Mortell - Green Harbor MA Captain’s Log

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