cannot login to second clean install (3 posts)

  1. BreezyOhio
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been working on a WP static website for a while and was originally going to run a blog too. After reading about multisite vs two different installs I decided to do a second clean install in a sub folder with all new DB, etc to keep the blog totally separate.

    So I installed a second to a new folder with new DB, etc. Problem is .. I cannot log into the admin. It doesn't say incorrect user or pw, it just spins, reloads right back to the admin login screen. If I use an incorrect login it will say so.

    I believe there is something shared from my first install (it still works fine and I can log into it, thankfully!)) that is getting in the way. I did the usual pw resets thru phpmyadmin and also the emergency.php file .. no difference. Uninstall/reinstall .. no difference.

    Any ideas on what would cause an admin login problem .. BTW they both have the same user and pw though I tested changing them around and it made no difference.

  2. Christi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi BreezyOhio,

    Sorry you're having trouble logging into WordPress. That is an odd error indeed. Are you able to view your WordPress installation in the subfolder? Would it be possible for you to provide a link so we can take a closer look at it for you?


  3. BreezyOhio
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All the files look to be there though they are not exactly the same as the initial install which has plugins, widgets, themes, etc.

    Fortunately though I found the issue! I had edited the wp-config file because the site has only an IP now .. no domain yet (it needs to be transferred from another hosting company). Anyway I added ..
    /** for setting up blog prior to setting domain IP */

    I originally added it to the bottom of the file. However I moved it up to about line 35 ..without any other changes .. i swear .. and it works fine now. Go figure!

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