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Unable to Connect to DataBase (6 posts)

  1. simco3
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I was unable to login to my wp-admin and used the "lost password" feature but did not receive the email. The I went into the datebase via phpmyadmin through godaddy and changed the password. Now I can not connect to the wp-admin page to login. First I was getting a http 500 and after removing the .htaccess file and redoing my steps in phpmyadmin, I now get a 404 error.

    Can someone please advise me on how I might fix this?

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Try resetting your password as per these steps:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password#Through_phpMyAdmin

  3. simco3
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you Kristina, I tried the steps again and am still getting the 404 "Sorry, but we couldn't find the page you requested." message.

  4. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Can you post your site URL here?

  5. simco3
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I do not know what all changes you made to your site. And possibly, you too cannot retrace the steps and undo the changes, including the changes you made to the database through phpMyAdmin. Under these circumstances, I can only suggest that you reinstall WordPress and restore your site from a working backup. You may also contact your hosting support so that they may be able to restore your site without much trouble.

    BTW, you are running WordPress 3.5.1. So, if you restore from backup, install that version of WordPress and then restore the site. Afterwords, you must update WP to the latest version.

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