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Upgrade to 2.6 - Admin Login Problem (63 posts)

  1. RossGoodman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I upgraded to 2.6
    All seemed to go well until it asked me to log in again.
    It would not let me in.
    I was using the correct password as Firefox was entering it for me.
    Reset the password.
    Cleared the cookies still nothing.

    If I go to my site and login there, it works fine, I see my username.
    If I click on "Site Admin" I can't get past the login screen despite being logged in !
    If I click on my name to go to my profile page, or if I click on "Write A Post" I can get into the admin are no problem at all !

    Any ideas?

    Ross
    http://www.RossGoodman.com

  2. RipRapRob
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Tried clearing all temporary Internet files?

    /Rob

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

  4. kevinhol
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I cleared all temp internet files including cookies and it solved the problem for me.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I enter my username/password immediately after installing WP 2.6 (admin/whateverrandompw). It basically reloads the same page and tells me to do it again. Nothing happens, I haven't changed the pw or even been given the opportunity to. If I start an entirely new blog, new MySQL DB, from scratch, same problem. Tried logging in via my IP address, mydomain.com and http://www.mydomain.com - same problem.

    Neither clearing cookies nor temp internet files did absolutely anything at all. I tried this on 3 PC's using both Firefox 3.0 and IE7. One of the three PC's has also never been to the site before so cookies make no difference.

    Whats the deal? Thanks very much for any help; if any file contents would be helpful, let me know and I'll post them.

    Microsoft Windows Enterprise Server 2003 R2 (x64)
    IIS 6.0 Web Server (x64)
    PHP 5.2.1 (compiled x64 binaries)
    MySQL 5.0.51b-community edition (AMD64 Windows Essentials)
    Wordpress 2.6

  6. RossGoodman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I cleared my cookies and all temporary files, still did not work.
    I don't see how I can be logged in to my site, get access to create a post but not go straight in to the admin section !

    Ross
    http://www.RossGoodman.com

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I found out that i could use http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin/ to login på instead i had to use http://www.mysite.com/wp-login.php
    Before the update i didnt have to do that..

  8. debenedictis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,
    I had this WP 2.6 login problem when using Safari (v3.1.2).
    I tried Firefox (v2.0.0.11) and did not have the problem.
    Robert

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using firefox having the same problem

  10. dhochman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I upgraded a site in maintenance mode. cleared all cookies in safari.

    wp-login works but then wp-admin redirects to the maintenance front page and does not give access to the admin screen that would allow me to turn off maintenance mode.

    my .htaccess set to redirect all www. to URL without www. but same thing happens without the .htaccess.

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I followed the upgrade instructions perfectly, and got as far as step 2, "Visit your main WordPress admin page at /wp-admin. You may be asked to login again."

    Now logins don't *fail* exactly, but they don't move me past the wp-login screen. I get no error (unless I deliberately mistype my password), but I'm completely and totally locked out of WordPress. I cannot access any /wp-admin/ pages; I get redirected back to the login.

    WordPress is completely and totally broken for me, and clearly for many others as well. I've cleared every temporary file, with no effect.

    I've tried three different browsers on Windows (FF, IE, Safari), and finally after trying Safari/Mac, I noticed that I *am* being redirected to /wp-admin/, but then immediately returned to wp-login.php.

    This will be my last WordPress upgrade, assuming I can ever actually successfully upgrade it.

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Clearing cookies doesn't work, I've done it several times in several different browsers on two different computers.

    Switching browsers doesn't work. See previous note.

    I'm not getting a blank page; I'm being return to the login screen.

    The public site is perfectly fine, .htaccess is working perfectly.

    I've reset the admin password using PHPMyAdmin.

    I've used that password plus two others.

    In *all* cases, the result is the same: I am returned to the wp-login.php screen, with no error messages.

    If I actually do use the wrong password, I do get an error.

    I tried changing wp-login.php to not look up the site URL in the database; that made no difference, so I restore the original wp-login.php.

    I am stuck. I can't see any way forward other than migrating to a different blogging platform, but perhaps there's a suggestion that hasn't been tried yet? I can't explain why some people have problems and others don't, since I followed the instructions exactly. I'm running on a Linux server.

  13. glaze0101
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try clearing your ht.access file as well.

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Renaming the .htaccess out of the way broke the public site permalinks, of course, but did nothing to resolve the login problem.

  15. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Problem solved. I made several backups, at each step of the way, and going through them step-by-step, I see that I missed deactivating one of my plugins! I set the permissions on that one plugin to unreadable, and then I could log in and was sent to the upgrade.php and everything is fine.

    My fault: I *thought* I had deactivated all plugins, but I missed one.

  16. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    arrg..I just did the 2.6 update, and had the same issue that you described with my login and password not working. I tried to reset, and got a new password from wordpress, but that didn't work either. Pwinn, can you explain to me how you deactivated your plugins? I can't get to my blog at all.

  17. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    aha. just dumb luck. I went in to view my blog, and although I couldn't logon, I clicked "log out", then I logged in using my new password. Stupid, easy. Now I am in to my admin again.

  18. justjohnna
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I couldn't logon in Safari, my usual browser, but then I was able to logon in Mac Firefox, my infrequently-used browser.

    After that, inexplicably, I could log on using Safari.

    I have 20 authors on the blog--several can not log on in one browser, but can another. Most of them cleared up, except several IE Firefox users.

  19. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi All-

    I have just spent the last hour playing around with this. I upgraded and had the same exact problem. Upgraded to wordpress 2.6 and using mozilla firefox browser. I was finally able to get the right combination and it worked perfectly. So I figured I would post here for the good of the cause.

    Basically here is what I did:
    1. Went to Tools in browser and clicked clear private data. I selected to clear the cookies also.
    2. Then went into phpmyadmin to access databased.
    3. Selected to browse the users table (last table on left toolbar)
    4. Selected user and then edit
    5. type in new password in the password field.
    6. In the function field I selected the function MD5 which encrypts the password.
    7. Cleared all of my private data including cookies
    8. went to http://www.myurl.com/wp-login.php and logged in using the new password. It WORKED!

    Here are two pages you might find helpful.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password#Through_phpMyAdmin
    http://www.devlounge.net/articles/reset-a-wordpress-password-from-phpmyadmin

    Hope it helps!

  20. OmegaMan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same issues, unable to login with primary browswer, while secondary browser worked. Same effect on different machines...points to WordPress as the culprit.

    I believe that session state is kept in the database and upgrading without logging out is the culprit.

    Once I had logged out, I could then login. Next time I upgrade, I will be sure to logout first!

  21. BobNolin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OmegaMan -

    HOW did you log out?

    Thanks,
    Bob

  22. Kodiak3000
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The site I'm having this problem with doesn't offer "Log Out" because I'm not logged in. Bizarrely, When I clicked "Log In" it took me to the login page again, and that time, let me in.

    I have set up sites where I have the Meta section either disabled or hidden, so that "Log In" (or Out) doesn't appear in the sidebar the way it does by default. That would pose a huge problem. It's bad that you have to go through that link to get to the dashboard, but it's really bad if you can't do it that way either...

    I have cleared the cache and private data, closed and reopened the browser, used a different browser (several, in fact), rebooted the machine...

    None of those works. It sounds like there's something wrong with the redirection instructions, but I don't know what page those are on. Anybody?

    Cheers,
    Leslie

  23. stfox38
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem..... couldn't login after 2.6 upgrade. Even having new password sent didn't work. I tried your suggestions...clearing cookies, temp internet files, etc. ..no help. I tried changing passwords on MySql database...no help.
    Someone suggested de-activating plugins, but didn't say how so I used FTP to delete all the plugins. Then had a new password sent and it worked!!!
    Once in, I quickly updated my users, etc and downloaded and installed the plugins I wanted.
    To the other person who was asking 'How do I deactivate plugins when I can't get to the dashboard?' There's one answer.
    Thanks again to all who made great sugestions. I couldn't get there alone.
    Great forum!
    BTW FYI I upgraded using WordPress Automatic Upgrade with the 'automatic' option. In the past I have used the plugin, but only one step at a time.

  24. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same problem, but not caused by not deactivating plugins. It appears it was of the "not logged out" variety. The way I resolved it was by pasting in the "log out" url directly into the problem browser. You can find yours at
    http://www.yourhost.com/wp-login.php?action=logout

  25. LCD-NYC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You are correct Liz0nt0p

    Liz0nt0p
    Member
    Posted 1 week ago #
    aha. just dumb luck. I went in to view my blog, and although I couldn't logon, I clicked "log out", then I logged in using my new password. Stupid, easy. Now I am in to my admin again.

    I did that and it worked fine. You don't have to reset your cookies or nothing. Just logout and log back in and it works.

  26. Marclemar
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am new to WordPress and have been using version 2.5.1 without a problem.

    Hva just started a different site and within a few logins I was unable to login again.

    I am not a techie on php as all I can do is adjust fonts and titles etc at the moment - so I had to delete and reinstall via c-panel ( which won't give me the option of using any other version than 2.6 !)

    Anyway, I have just got halfway through my new site over two days and this evening couldn't login again. !!

    Have copied page sources of my work on the site just in case and have been baffled by the methods people are suggesting here.

    I use Firefox but I do have IE as well on Windows Vista.
    ...Firefox will not let me in at all. So I tried IE and it has let me in. How long for I have no idea and it is worrying for me so I can imagine how some of you guys are feeling if you have loads of members locked out of your blogs.

    Is there anyway of 'downgrading' back to version 2.5.1 from 2.6 without effecting content of the sites or are we all stuck with this obviously not fully tested by the WordPress gangs version ?

    Sorry WordPress people, even though I wish I had found this way of working before, I am not impressed that a patch or some easy fix is not widely available already for what is obviously a huge problem for a hell of a lot of people.

    I really hope this gets resolved soon as it is very frustrating and each time I log in I wonder if it will be my last.

  27. Marclemar
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just tried LCD-NYC method of using the login link on the site and I have just got in on Firefox.
    I don't have the logout option on my page, only login.

    To be honest I don't want to have the admin links on my site as it is not intended to be a blog site but if this is how I have to work then I will.
    Wonder how long it will be before it blocks me again though.

  28. arm0110
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Having the same problem. Login page just keeps refreshing, no redirect to Admin. Using Firefox 3.0.1. Logged out, deleted all the plugins via ftp, created new password in mysql admin, cleared cookies and private data, closed browser and reopened. Nothing is working. Next will try deleting everything and starting with a fresh installation, not an upgrade.

  29. scrstudios
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am also having the same problem as everyone else. When I was using WP 2.5.1, some browsers on some platforms would work and others wouldn't, so I agree it seems to be a WordPress issue. Now that I have upgrade to WP 2.6 and moved to a newer server with the latest versions of the LAMP platform, I was originally allowed to log into the admin section, even though my main blog page would never display and instead was a white blank page - not even a 404 error.

    But, after I was automatically logged of for some reason, I have never been able to log back on with any browser on any platform.

    Tried all the methods suggested above including using phpAdmin to reset the password in the mySQL table on the server, but still unable to log in.

  30. scrstudios
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, I am now able to log in by using PhpAdmin and making sure that the function for the password is set to MD5.

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