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So disappointed - cannot login (12 posts)

  1. scbc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not a programmer but I do have ample computer experience. I cannot login as admin to my WP blog on my website for three months now, and frankly, it's been nothing but trouble since day 1. I do not have the time or experience with removing and renaming php files, nor should I have to at a user level. I don't understand why WordPress doesn't make their product more user-friendly for your average writer who should not have to have a double career as a programmer. My webmaster is also stumped, and my hosting company says it's not their problem.

    I'm just very, very disappointed and will probably just remove everything and move to another product.

    Sorry guys but I'm beyond frustrated.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I cannot login as admin to my WP blog on my website for three months now

    And in those three months, you didn't bother posting here once for help? We're pretty good but we're not psychic. ;-)

    Have you reviewed:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Login_Trouble
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

  3. scbc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have indeed tried the above. I still get the following errors:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /users15/domains/southerncrossbluecruising.com/web/blog/wp-includes/general-template.php:2101) in/users15/domains/southerncrossbluecruising.com/web/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 861

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /users15/domains/southerncrossbluecruising.com/web/blog/wp-includes/general-template.php:2101) in/users15/domains/southerncrossbluecruising.com/web/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 862

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_is_mobile() in /users15/domains/southerncrossbluecruising.com/web/blog/wp-admin/includes/misc.php on line 586

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What version of WordPress are you currently using?

  5. scbc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not sure, and it doesn't have it on my login page.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK - when did you last upgrade WordPress?

  7. scbc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think it was a year and a half ago - max two years when I migrated my newsletter to the blog.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So - pretty old, then? Did you make a database backup before you upgraded?

  9. phillbooth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok you need to check that the wp-config.php file is not broken,

    make sure that the file ends in ?> and with no space after it.

    Move all plugins and themes to a different (new) folder as something broken could be causing this problem.

    If that does not work, upgrade by FTP

    CHMOD files and folders 755/644

  10. scbc
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Phil I will try to look into that. Esmi - I guess I don't understand why, as a blogger, I should have to be a programmer. I fully admit that it may be an education I have missed, and I have winged my way this far, but as an end user, I just want to log in and be able to write my stuff with relative ease, and not spend months on the technicalities of it. I am sure other users feel similarly.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I guess I don't understand why, as a blogger, I should have to be a programmer.

    You don't have to be. There are lots of good database backup plugins that you can use. Your hosts may also offer database backup tools that you can use. But, that said, running a site comes with some level of personal responsibility and - yes - skill. At the end of the day, you have 2 basic options:

    1. Learn how to do some of this stuff yourself - like making sensible backups.

    2. Hire someone to manage your site for you.

    No one said that hosting & maintaining your own site was child's play. WordPress makes it a lot easier for you but it cannot do everything. There will always be things that only you (or your site manager) can do.

    If this all seems a bit much, why not consider signing up for a wordpress.com site instead? Then all of the backups, hosting and updating issues will be taken care of. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ for a full breakdown of the pros and cons.

  12. phillbooth
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You should never need to be a programmer but if you have a crappy host, template or plugin then problems can occur.

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