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Obtaining WP.org Account Logon (6 posts)

  1. David R. Graham
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have inherited a WP self-hosted website. Under my user name on the website I have Administrator status. I have FTP access to the website.

    My predecessor, who set up the website, says I do not need the WP.org Account Logon he used to install WP and set up this website, and he will not answer direct request for that logon. He won't give me the WP.org Account logon he used to set up this self-hosted WP website.

    After days of reading documentation (I am a WP novice), I think I do need that logon, for example to admin Akismet and wp-stats. He says just create a new WP account. Looks to me as though to do that I have to make a new WP install, mooting the current website unless I put it in an "oldwebsite" directory and laboriously reconstruct content on the new from content on the old.

    What are my options? I would rather not nuke the present site, which has a history, and I want him to not have access to the present website (I have changed the "admin" user password through Dashboard and deleted his Subscriber status user registration). I do not know why he makes the posture he does.

    Am I correct in thinking, from the documentation, that the "super-user" WP Account logon used to set up a website is important for its full control? If so, is there a way I can retrieve it on the WP website for which I am responsible?

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is this wordpress on your own host account if so there is way to change the admin user name password only if you have way to get to database or your server.

  3. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You don't need the WP.org account login. You only need the login information of your WordPress installation. Even more, if the WP install is now yours, you need to be able get ownership of and be reset all usernames and passwords to your WP install, your database, domain name and webhosting account.

  4. David R. Graham
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    govpatel and mercime, Thanks you, I have changed the admin user password, so perhaps that is all I need do? I have the login information of the WP installation, which I assume is my user name with Administrator status for this website. Not sure what this means, "get ownership of and be reset all usernames and passwords to your WP install, your database, domain name and webhosting account." although I have an idea. I will do all I can to discover what that measn. Again, thank you. You both appear to indicate that I do not need the WP.org account logon in order to fully and solely admin the website.

  5. 123milliseconds
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    >>You both appear to indicate that I do not need the WP.org account logon in order to fully and solely admin the website.

    correct you use that account to post messages here; 100% independent of your site

  6. David R. Graham
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @123milliseconds, thank you!

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