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  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I installed WP, I updated my profile, but now what? I only have a profile and a weblog button.

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Could you add some more specific details about the problem?

  3. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You need to increase your user level so that you have author priviledges. Log in as admin to manage users.

  4. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I installed all the files, which work, registered and logged in to index.php, and updated my profile. But my website still reads My Weblog with introductory material, and can only update my profile, log in, and view My Weblog.
    Is there another file I should access, or a problem in wp-config.php?
    I don't have any interface to post. I'm ready to start changing my stylesheet.
    Where should I log in as admin? There's no such link available to me after I log in on index.php.

  5. Korgan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    <yoursite></wordpress>/wp-login.php <-- Log in to there as the 'admin' user and increase the security level of your new user to 9.
    When you finished the installation process, you would have been given a random password for the admin account. If you didn't write it down or you have lost it, you can reset the admin user password by following the instructions in the wiki here.
    Once you've logged in as the admin, you'll have a whole heap of new options available to you. First thing you should do is increase the userlevel of your user that you intend to post with to at 9. Leave the admin user as the only user with a level of 10 so that if anything goes wrong in the future, its easy enough to fix it.

  6. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    go to the usual login page, user the username "admin" and the password that was provided for admin when you installed the blog. If you forgot your admin password, then, if it is a fresh install of wordpress, search these forums for a fix to a problem with resetting the admin password.

  7. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you

  8. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I deleted and reloaded my files again--much quicker this time--I loaded the install page, but got no code. I registered with admin and random, but now it tells me this is already being used.

  9. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    you don't have to register at all
    You are the administrator of the blog!
    go to
    http://example.com/wordpress/wp-login.php
    and login using
    username: admin
    password: the-random-password
    where http://example.com/wordpress is your wordpress' URL.

  10. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have tried every combination of usernames and pws, including whats on the wp-config.php. All I do is either create new users at 0 level or nothing happens! The screen just reverts back to the empty login prompt. Or I get the message that the login is already in use. I'm locked out of my own blog!

  11. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Again:
    I repeat :
    you don't have to register at all
    You are the administrator of the blog!
    go to
    http://example.com/wordpress/wp-login.php
    and login using
    username: admin
    password: the-random-password
    where http://example.com/wordpress is your wordpress' URL.

  12. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I did that!
    The prompt reverts to empty!

  13. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    when you installed wordpress did you get a randomly generated password like "d652de" or something similar?
    Use the username admin and that password to Log In, not to register, at the wp-login.php page. Fill in the login form, like the one at http://2fargon.com/wordpress/wp-login.php on your own website.

  14. Joni
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Have you tried clearing your browser's cache? Or launching with a different browser than your default browser. Sometimes that clears things up.

  15. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Do you have phpmyadmin on your server?
    If you do , then you can use the following guide to reset your password :
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/

  16. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I don't recall getting a password the first time, and I definitely didn't get one the second time when I uploaded the files in a different directory. None of my wp-config info has changed, so I guess I'm screwed, unless I can divine that password somehow. Is there a way to get that password again? Who do I contact?

  17. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you have phpmyadmin installed on the server, use it to reset the password as shown above.
    Or, mail me and we can go from there, and I can have you up and running soon.
    mail at carthik dot net is the email address.

  18. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I don't have the same version of phpmyadmin.
    I thinking of scrapping my entire project--server and all

  19. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No! Don't scrap it. You are so close. I can certainly understand your frustration at this point, but you can get this working. Even with a different version of PHPMyAdmin you can still figure it out. I would strongly encourage you to contact 2fargon by email as he suggested. He will get you squared away!

  20. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Solved :)

  21. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah, it was so easy!
    Now I have another problem---for another thread......

  22. miguknamja4
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, 2fargon!

  23. Joni
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    how did you solve it? inquiring minds want to know!

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