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Password Request Returns Garbage (8 posts)

  1. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just activated and installed my account. Posted a bunch of blogs from my old blog html pages, and when I login for the first time after setting everything up, it doesn't recognize my password or username.
    I requested it to be emailed to me and this is what I got.
    ========================
    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: BASE64
    TG9naW46IGFkbWluDQpQYXNzd29yZDogMTY3NDllDQpodHRwOi8vd3d3LmNhbWVyYW9udGhlcm9h
    ZC5jb20vd29yZHByZXNzL3dwLWxvZ2luLnBocA==
    ===============
    Any ideas? The only password I should have is the one generated by the installation and that isn't working at all.
    Thanks,
    Lorelle

  2. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not sure if this is helpful or not. Does phpmyadmin have to be installed? Is it a program and this a feature of that program? Or is this a php function in general that I'd be initiating?
    My experience with php is currently limited to generating "hello world". I have a PHP intro book right next to be that's collecting dust, unfortunately. It's my next big project.
    Lorelle

  4. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What I'm not clear about is if I am to use the WordPress generated user name and password (the old "admin" and generated password from the installation), mysql database password and username, or my server password, etc. I've used all of them and none seem to be working. Pain in the tuckus this is!

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

    The database pw / user just leave alone - it's probably working fine.
    The page above lets you change your wordpress login name and / or password. Change it in the database, ensuring that you either enter an MD5 hashed password, or input the name in plain text but then select MD5 from the drop down list to the left of the password box.

  6. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, I braved it and went back to my web host and tackled the change you suggested through their database settings, which led to myphpadmin. Learn something new every day. Did the step by step instructions from http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/ and the process worked like a charm.
    You're my hero today! Thanks,
    Lorelle

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

    Excellent stuff :)
    That page now has the md5 dropdown menu listed, as suggested by sunshine here, and as I've promised to change for far too long!

  8. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    podz the man. :)

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