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[resolved] Can't log in (5 posts)

  1. Windspeed1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have two websites. For each, I added a subfolder called “blog” and created a WordPress blog for each. All went well. I didn't customize anything other than a few basics in General Settings: the Site Title and Tagline, and my email address.

    To check things, I logged out and back in and was able to log in to each just fine.

    That was yesterday.

    I have the Username and Password for each stored in my normal Word document for storing such things (password-protected, of course). I always copy and paste the Username and Password to save time and avoid user error.

    Today, when I went to log in to both, though, I was only able to log into the blog for the “first” site. The "second" is telling me it's not the right Username and Password.

    When I tried "Lost password", what it emailed to me was the Username for the blog for the "first" site!

    This made no sense to me. Then I realized that in both blogs in the General Settings I had entered the same email address for both (it never occurred to me that that might present a problem later).

    I don't know if that’s the problem or not. I don’t know why it would be.

    Whether it is or not, I have no idea how to proceed from here.

    I tried changing the email address in General Settings in the "first" and then saying "Lost password" on the "second", but it still sent me the Username for the "first" anyway.

    I also tried entering the Username in Lost Password for the second, but it just says it’s not recognized.

    I'm thinking I might go onto my server for the "second" site and just delete the whole "blog" folder, and upload the WordPress setup files from scratch, but I'm concerned that will leave conflicting info on the WordPress.org server.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

  2. Windspeed1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    HOLY COW!!!

    Now, when I enter the Username and Password for logging into to the "first" site/blog, it brings me into the "second" site/blog! Very weird indeed!

    Fifteen minutes ago, it brought me into the "first" site/blog like it's supposed to!

    And I didn't change anything when I hit Lost Password each time. Though maybe that's triggering a change internally on the WordPress server anyway?

    Now what?

    The Username and Password for the "first" site are taking me into the blog for the "second" site, and the Username for the "second" site is being rejected as not recognized at all.

  3. Windspeed1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To be clear, when the system sent me the emails when I did "Lost password", I never clicked on the link to:

    To reset your password, visit the following address:

    So, I don't know what's going on.

    Maybe it has to do with my having said to Remember my login info? Maybe it doesn't like doing that for two blogs on the same machine?

    Yeah, that resolved the most recent issue. I was previously using Mozilla. This time, I opened IE8 (XP) and was able to log into the "first" site/blog successfully again (this time I did not say to save the login info).

    But it still tells me the Username for the "second" site/blog is not recognized.

  4. Windspeed1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, now I'm totally confused.

    Now, saying "Lost password" in IE and giving it the Username for the "first" site again resulted in the system sending me an email with the Username for the "second" site. (I again did not click the link in the email.)

    Then, still in IE, logging in with the Username and Password for the "first" site again took me into the blog for the "second" site.

    I'm totally lost.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much!

  5. Windspeed1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I figured it out.

    It seems that when I created the two accounts yesterday, I must have inadvertently entered the Username and Password for the "first" site as also being the Username and Password for the "second" site.

    To resolve it, I went into the "second" sites's admin page (logging in successfully by using the login info from the "first" site). I created a new User with the correct Username and Password and with Admin status, and then deleted the original user that incorrectly had the Username and Password that belongs to the "first" site.

    RESOLVED.

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