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[resolved] wp-login.php does not recognize my username (12 posts)

  1. flippycanoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello. I installed WordPress over a year ago and just got around to getting a book on it, which asks me to login to wp-login.php, however it does not recognize my username. I do not know the version I installed, either, or where to look for it, if that will help.

    Hope you can help.


  2. RoseCitySister
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The default username is admin. Does that help?

  3. flippycanoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work, and even so, don't I need to get into my account? I did not lose the password or the login, I have it in an email that was sent to me from WordPress, so it's not about my faulty memory.

    I see in some other forums that other people have had this problem. I have now upgraded, I believe, to the current version, although it is hard to see how you know for sure that it was successful.

    So does this mean I can't access my control panel? It's frustrating that I can't even get past the first instruction to login. I found the online wordpress to be incredibly confusing, and I got my first Dummies book, and now I feel really, really stupid.

    If there is anything anyone can do to help me it would be greatly appreciated.

  4. rustybulb
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try adding /wp-admin/ to your blog domain, as I once did that and it accepted my login when I was having trouble. I also think the login is case sensitive.

    Good Luck

  5. RoseCitySister
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can go into PHPMyAdmin and change it in the wp_users table. When you change the password, make sure you select MD5 from the dropdown box.

    Honestly, though, if it's been a year and you haven't put anything on the site, why don't you just delete it and start over with a copy of the latest version?

  6. flippycanoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks to you both. First, I tried to add /wp-admin/ to my blog domain. I put this in:


    and it redirected me and said I had to upgrade, which then said was successful. But the username is still not recognized. Is that the correct full extension I should have put in? (My files are under /blog).

    Then I tried to find a PHPMyAdmin somewhere in my list of file names but I don't see anything with that name. Is there another way I should look for this?

    If it comes to it, I will redo the whole thing as suggested, although I did already upgrade, and I am afraid I won't be able to find the theme I used last time if it is no longer available. (It is called "Fog.") I really like it. I guess I don't want to start from scratch if I don't have to, but if so, I will.

    Thanks for your help and further suggestions.

  7. RoseCitySister
    Posted 5 years ago #

    PHPMyAdmin is software that lets you manage your database.

    You can find the Fog template here:


    But it has not been updated for 2.7.1 so you might have issues.

    Also - did you use the lost password link?

  8. flippycanoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks so much for your help.

    I did already try the lost password link, but it says it does not have a record of the user, not the password. Any email I type in does not work.

    So if Fog has not been updated, does that mean it might be discontinued or they have just not updated it yet?

    So is PHPMyAdmin a free software? Is it complicated for a semi-savvy user?

    Thanks for your quick response. It really helps.

  9. flippycanoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The PHPMyAdmin is not for someone on my level. I have no clue.
    I give up.

  10. flippycanoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It makes absolutely no sense that WordPress would not recognize the user name and there is no way to solve it other than starting all over.

  11. RoseCitySister
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Flippycanoo, it is kind of hard to understand for newbies. I would be happy to do it for you, but you would have to give me your login information. If you don't want to do that, I understand, but if you do, you can contact me through my profile.

    I can also help you update the theme - that's just a matter of a couple of lines of code.

  12. flippycanoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi RoseCitySister: Thanks again for all your help. I tried everything, then took your final piece of advice. I got rid of everything and then reinstalled it. As you pointed out, I didn't have any entries, so it wasn't a big deal. Now I am overwhelmed with starting my blog, but that's another story!

    Thanks again.

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