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A script to allow easy recovery when you accidentally lock yourself out of WordPress.

Note: WP-Recover is not designed to be installed like other plugins. You should download the zip file and upload only recover.php to your root WordPress Folder.

*** Usage ***

  1. Upload recover.php to your root wordpress folder (the same folder that wp-config.php exists in).
  2. Open your wp-config.php file however you would like and get the first five charaters of the AUTH_KEY string (excluding the ' )
  3. In a web browser access http://www.yoursite.com/yourwordpressfolder/recover.php
  4. Enter the new URL for your site (ensuring it is in the format 'http://www.yoursite.com/yourwordpressfolder' without the '')
  5. Select which option you would like to update either the "home" option or the "siteurl" option or both.
  6. Click Submit
  7. Once you receive a confirmation message DELETE recover.php from your wordpress folder. Leaving it there is a DRASTIC security risk.
  8. If you try to update one of the options and you are still unable to access your blog correctly try the "both" option.

Requires: 2.0.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 7 years ago
Active Installs: Less than 10


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