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Lost password/email problem (9 posts)

  1. Midoriko
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was logged into worpress, and I went under options, and I set it to where other people couldn't registar. After that, it made me log in again, and the password I'd changed it to wouldn't work. I clicked the lost password link, and it sent me this weird line of letters:
    TG9naW46IGFkbWluDQpQYXNzd29yZDogMzZkMzk3DQpodHRwOi8vYmxvZy5hbWFkYXJlLm5ldC93
    cC1sb2dpbi5waHA=
    Which, obviously wasn't the password. What do I do? Anyhelp is appreciated =]

  2. Midoriko
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Er, nevermind.

  3. Thanks for bringing that up, churchtown! I never did find out if that was ever solved. Ah, something accomplished today. =)

  4. liampage
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm experiencing the same problem -- when I try to get WP to send me my password, it emails me a message like the following:

    --
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: BASE64

    TdG9naWa46IGFsfkbWluDQpQYXdNzd29yZDogOTU4ZWQyDQpodHRwOi8vd2lud2luZ3JvdXAub3JnL3dw
    LWxvsZ2luLfdnBocA==
    --

    Can anyone tell me how to fix this (the above posts aren't too revealing).

    Thanks!

  5. The password is send encrypted via MD5. You'd need a decoder to decrypt it. In the mean time, reset your password manually via phpmyadim.

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/

  6. liampage
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ah... Okay. Thanks for that.

    Is there a difference betweent to two emails? (I got two: "Password Lost/Change" and a "Your login and password" -- I can guess what the second one is)...

  7. If you got the second email, it should contain your new, randomly generated password.

  8. liampage
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks again...

    This link might be useful for anyone trying to decode their lost password:
    http://www.aardwulf.com/tutor/base64/base64.html

  9. alexabbas
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for all the helpful comments. I have only an admin account (and lost the password). I tried updating wp_users directly with an MD5-encoded password, and I tried decoding the emailed password, and in both cases I login without seeing an error message (i.e. no "Error: Incorrect Password.") but I still get redirected right back to my login page. Any ideas?

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