WordPress.org

Support

Support » How-To and Troubleshooting » [Resolved] cannot recover password

[Resolved] cannot recover password

  • My WP installations suddenly started to reject my password. I decided to recover it, but I cannot do this, because when I use the password reminder, the machine is sending me an automated e-mail with an URL that seems to be somehow wrong.
    Any idea what could it be?

Viewing 8 replies - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Hi there, the best thing i can think of is that you may want to try this emergency script, as long as you have ftp to your hosting account.
    http://www.village-idiot.org/archives/2007/05/22/wp-emergency-password-recovery/

    hope you get there.
    mike.

    I actually tried the village idiot emergency file but after I put it in my root directory, I get this in bold:

    “Error establishing a database connection”

    Which has screwed up my website. I’ve done all the steps that I should have done and I can’t see where I went wrong? Does anyone know a solution to this?

    umm, I’ve checked a couple of times in the past two days and the site http://www.village-idiot.org seems to be dead at the moment
    One more thing: the machine is sending me the same key all the time, and there is a ‘)’ sign in it, that somehow affects the whole key; the signs, that come after the ‘)’ sign, are not included into URL. Of course I,ve tried to copy/paste the key into the adress bar, but i didn’t help

    It works fine for me. But I’m sure you read the other tips in this sticky?

    @gangleri – thanks for the hint, I’ll give it a try

    The problem is now solved, I have removed the old activation code from the database and acquired a new one and then everything was OK. Thanks for the hints:)

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    wojs,

    From Poland? That would explain why youre not able to connect to my site.

    wojs,

    From Poland? That would explain why youre not able to connect to my site.

    Why would that explain him not being able to connect to your site?

    -Michael

Viewing 8 replies - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • The topic ‘[Resolved] cannot recover password’ is closed to new replies.
Skip to toolbar