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"Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid." (22 posts)

  1. paula4
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm trying to reset my password and I keep getting this error.
    Any suggestions?
    here is a snap shot of the error message for your viewing pleasure:
    http://www.paulahill.com/m_jc/emailloop.jpg

    thank you,
    p

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just manually reset your password via phpMyAdmin

  3. oneano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can someone fix this? or walk me through this? I dont understand what phpmyadmin even is, I just need to get into my blog.

  4. oneano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ok so I found out what phpmyadmin is and logged into my database but the instructions do not make sense to me,it is asking me to find something that isn't there.

    IS anyone willing to aid me? :(

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What is it telling you to find that isn't there?

  6. oneano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    On user_login click browse and find the ID number associated

    I am not able to find a browse button that is associated with the user_login

  7. Aimee
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm getting the same exact error. This sucks...

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    oneano - to the far right of the user_login column, click on the Browse icon.

  9. oneano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    <img src="http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/5/29/f_nottherem_8168fe3.jpg&srv=img29">

    Im just not seeing this

    the user_pass field, click browse and find the ID number associated with your login.

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  11. 4k
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've had that error recently too. I had no problem changing the password through the db but it does appear to be a bug.

  12. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I believe that bug is reported (and fixed for the next upgrade cycle 2.5.2) on Trac Ticket 7019.

  13. blairswitch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just followed all the instructions and when I went back to sign in with the new password, my screen is just white with the words "Error establishing a database connection". I followed the directions exactly and now I am worse off than when I started. Any ideas?

  14. d-phrag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did everything, I've changed my password, but the login screen still says: Incorrect password.

    Funny enough: the support ticket says:

    "Note on upgrade to 2.5.2 all activation keys will be cleared out, So as any current users who cannot reset their password, will be able to try again [7937]"

    But how the hell we will be able to update if we're unable to login??????

  15. d-phrag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As stated in the ticket:

    It seems that the regular expression in reset_password like only letters and digits (wp_generate_password()'s result may contain some more characters) and clean chars from $key.

    So I did the following - instead of editing my password, which was unsuccessfull, I edited the user_activation_key - just type a word, but make sure it's something from a to z, no special characters. Then go back to your login, click Forgot password, check your email, click the link and you will be brought back to WP login, saying that it will send you a new password. Sheesh, I'm not that stupid after all :)

  16. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Easiest way to reset your password:

    If you can't login, but you can access your site via FTP, then edit the theme's functions.php file and add this code to it, right at the top after the first <?php bit:
    wp_set_password('password',1);

    Put in your own new password for the main admin user. The "1" is the user ID number in the wp_users table.

    After you then login, make sure to go back and remove that code. Don't leave it there by any means.

  17. Moominmama
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Otto42, thanks for this. I don't know what happened but my password went kaplooie and using phpmyadmin didn't help. But now I'm finally in my blog! I think wp 2.5 has been the buggiest version I've used yet and am looking forward to additional bug fixes!

  18. DouglasVB
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Otto42's way worked for me, too. Thanks!

  19. rivermaya
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thank you Otto42, it help me so much

  20. randomstupid
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    saved my arse... thanks heaps Otto42

    wonders y happens in the first place ?

  21. issy-m
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Otto42,
    that hack was a life saver!!

    Thank you

  22. odeliska
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried Otto42's way but need slightly more explicit instructions.

    Easiest way to reset your password:

    If you can't login, but you can access your site via FTP, then edit the theme's functions.php file and add this code to it, right at the top after the first <?php bit:
    wp_set_password('password',1);

    Put in your own new password [where? Between commas, before 1?] for the main admin user. The "1" is the user ID number in the wp_users table [where is this info?].

    After you then login, make sure to go back and remove that code. Don't leave it there by any means.

    I also looked at this thread,

    Hi,

    I had the same problem with my blog (geekynomad.com version 2.6.2).
    Clearing cookies, cache etc, didn't solve anything.
    Since I still had FTP access I tried the following:

    1. via ftp rename "wp-content" > "plugins" to "1.plugins"
    2. create new dir "plugins"
    3. login to wp (which now worked for me)
    4. via ftp remove empty "plugins" created in step 2
    5. and rename "1.plugins" back to "plugins"

    For me this solved the problem.
    Best regards,
    Thomas

    But I could not make a new directory folder under 'wp-content', named 'plugins' after I had renamed the original '1.plugins'. It said 'permission denied'.

    The weird thing too was that my identity seemed to disappear from logging in to WordPress too. My blog disappeared and had error 'forbidden' when I tried to see the blog. I contacted my site host and it came back. Have they stuffed up my login somehow?

    Can anyone help please?

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