Hello. I'm a new WordPress blogger and I hope you can help. I've spent about 9 hours trying to fix my broken log-in myself and I'm stuck! I changed themes about 2 weeks ago, without knowing it's best to deactivate previous plug-ins first.
I noticed the previous plug-ins were not rendering correctly,by overlapping in columns, so that's why I changed to a new theme. Once I changed to a new theme and came back to the log-in page a few days later, I couldn't log in and found the blank page. To fix it, I came to the Support Forum and followed as many of the suggested steps as I could, but still had no success. My wp-admin page is still blank, and my WP blog page is blank. Here are the steps I have taken so far:
I went into the themes folder on my FTP site (Yahoo) and first renamed them.(waterwaves.hold) That didn't work, so I tried deleting them. This it still didn't solve the problem.
So I installed the latest version of WordPress and deleted all the old files in the folders wp-content and wp-includes. I left the themes in wp-content but with different names: atahulpa.old. Then I was able to add twentyten, the default theme.
I checked several things to ensure there were no problems too: the new copy of wp-login.php, which has the correct code, cleared the cache and cookies,and I removed the old plug-ins. All I have now is askimet in the plug-ins folder.
I am following the steps outlined on this page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Login_Trouble, but stopped after Edit Users Tabl, in myphpadmin. Just did this last step now with no luck, changing my user password. The blog page is still blank and so is the log in page at wp-admin.
Now I have come back to work on this again, and cannot log-in to myphpadmin- incorrect user name or password. So I am totally stuck. I have backed up the database twice recently but I don't know php so I'm not sure how to access the file and download a copy to my computer.
Here are the links to my website and blog:
http://dolphinwatershealing.com/blog/wp-admin/post.php http://dolphinwatershealing.com/blog/ http://dolphinwatershealing.com/
My plan is to install a new theme: Atahualpa, and update my page. Is it salvageable at this point? Thank you thank you for any help you can give me.