Can't access dashboard, login page just refreshing (5 posts)

  1. megann42
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can't login to my WordPress site, it's not giving me an invalid username/pass error message, it's just refreshing the page. I went into phpmyadmin and there were users in there that I didn't add. I've tried everything. I added different admins, changed passwords. Nothings working. When I click "Forgot password" it is just refreshing the page also and not doing anything.

    Help anyone?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme by renaming your current theme's folder inside wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin.

    - re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    - running the upgrade manually via wp-admin/upgrade.php

  3. megann42
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unfortunately none of those options worked. Anything else?

  4. megann42
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I should mention that my access log is showing that I logged in, yet the page is still just refreshing.

  5. megann42
    Posted 3 years ago #

    SOLVED! If anyone else has a similar problem, try naming your .htaccess file something different, and then login. Not sure why, but it worked for me!!

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