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New Computer - No access (9 posts)

  1. locustao
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Changed computers & now my blog doesn't recognize me as its Administrator & I can't get in. Anyone know the solution?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Some kind of firewall causing the problem?

  3. locustao
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Not a firewall problem -- there aren't the cookies installed when I started the blog on my last computer? I've disabled my firewall to check.

  4. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Can't you just log in? Changing computers doesn't really have anything to do with your WordPress installation. It'll just not have the cookies set to automatically log in. If you're trying to log in and it's just not accepting your password, then you probably don't have your browser set to accept cookies.

  5. locustao
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Nope -- Reset my browser & that didn't help.

  6. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What do you mean "reset my browser"? Refreshing won't do anything. You have to go into your tools and change your security levels to accept cookies. Many times, you have to clear your cache and set the security level to accept your specific URL. Then you must close the browser window and reopen it (sometimes I've even had to reboot the computer for it to take).

    For the record, "cookies" are set in your *browser* - they are not set and retained on the site. So this really isn't a WordPress thing - it some setting on your new computer that you didn't (or did) have on your old one. You should be able to log into your website form *anywhere*, as long as you have cookies enabled and you know the correct username and password.

    You also haven't said what error you're getting - if any - thus my "guess" here. *Are* you getting an error message? What happens when you go to the login page? Do you see it? If you do, when you try to log in, what happens? If it's absolutely nothing (just returns you to the login page) then it's a cookie thing. If there's an actual error message, what does it say?

  7. locustao
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Doodlebee -- Yes, I reset my browser security setting to "accept all". Didn't change a thing. Used to be when I logged onto my blog from my website control panel link I was automatically at my page as "Administrator" -- I never had to log in, never used a username or password. Now it connects me to the general "User" registration/login page and none of the usernames or passwords I've tried get me in. Recurring message from WordPress is: Incorrect username.

  8. locustao
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Doodlebee -- Yes, I reset my browser security setting to "accept all". Didn't change a thing. Used to be when I logged onto my blog from my website control panel link I was automatically at my page as "Administrator" -- I never had to log in, never used a username or password. Now it connects me to the general "User" registration/login page and none of the usernames or passwords I've tried get me in. Recurring message from WordPress is: Incorrect username.

  9. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Used to be when I logged onto my blog from my website control panel link I was automatically at my page as "Administrator" -- I never had to log in, never used a username or password.

    You did, at one time. I am currently the same way - I don't have to log into my blogs anymore, because when I go to my admin panel, I'm immediately logged in. But that's because I had my browser set to accept cookies (and to always remember me), and I never logged out. However, if I go to a different browser, on the same computer, I have to log in, because *that* browser doesn't have the cookie set in it.

    WordPress does not retain the login info for you. Your *browser* does. If you get a new computer, then it's like going to the local library and trying to log into your site: you have to log in using your username and password that were given to you when you installed. *Everyone* is given a username and password when you install for the first time - and you obviously got it, because you were able to log in the first time you wanted to do it.

    >>Recurring message from WordPress is: Incorrect username.<<

    My guess is, you haven't logged in for such a long time that you've forgotten your username and password. With that error message, your cookies are probably fine. But you don't have the right login info anymore. There should be a link down there that will email you your info. Otherwise, you're going to have to log into your database via phpMyAdmin and reset things for yourself.

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