Admin login failure - help (6 posts)

  1. MAzCastro
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I need help. My client called to say he could't access the site admin. I checked and all users lost access to the wp-admin. Don't know if it was some failure or as result of an attack.
    I have access to phpmyadmin. Do you have any ideias how can I regain control of the website (there is no option configured to allow registering new users on the website)

    Thanks in advance.


  2. MAzCastro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    One other thing

    I have allready changed the password via PHPMyAdmin, similar to the process described in this post http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

    but it still doesn't work.


  3. MAzCastro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've tryed everything, even the "Emergency Password Reset Script"
    And nothing.

    I still can't access the admin. This just doesn´t make sense.

  4. alism
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you checked the wp-config.php is all in order? Does it show any signs of being a hack? Have any plugins been installed, themes changed or upgrades done prior to it going wonky? What's the site url?

  5. Shane G
    Posted 6 years ago #


    Check with this article:



    Shane G.

  6. MAzCastro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi guys.

    @alism I' ve checked them all, and my client doesn't have admin level and cannot install plugins. So nothing from the inside.

    A Hack maybe. The host (godaddy) has been under attack latelly. I've had some non-wp sites hacked not long ago.

    @Shane G I've read the article, and there are some simple issues I will try, but I have to do it in a low trafic schedule cause I need to deal with DNS to get the site up again.

    As an alternmative, I've backedup the old DB, created a new one dumped the SQl file in it and run fresh instalation of wp in another directory, pointed DNS and I have a "New" site running.

    But since the main plugin on the website (a virtual e-shop), that took me months to adapt, was working under an old wp-version, now with the updated wp version it runs with some errors and my client is a bit annoyed cause Christmas is near...

    I kept the original version online, hoping I can find a solution, and be hable to login again.

    Sorry for my not-so-good english, but my native language is Portuguese.

    Thank you all!

    MAC :)

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