[resolved] Can't log in to Plugin developer center (14 posts)

  1. yakatz
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When I go to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add/, the page says I need to log in.
    I put in my username and password and it says that username does not exist.
    I click register and it says, "You are logged in, why do you need to register?"
    All I want to do is post a plugin I am developing.

  2. elfin

    Posted 5 years ago #

    works fine for me, or do you mean after you submit the form?

  3. yakatz
    Posted 5 years ago #

  4. elfin

    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'll flag it for someone to see.

  5. If you're logged into the support forums and not into the plugins directory, then you'll see pretty much what you're seeing. The register link sends you to the support forums, where you're already logged in.

    Usernames and passwords are shared across the support forums and the plugins directory and the theme directory and everything else ending with "wordpress.org". So if you're trying to log in with some other name or password, then it won't work. Given that you're logged in here, I suspect you typed the wrong password.

    So, clear your cookies. Then log in using the top right box (or either box, really). Use the same username and password as you use here in the support forums.

    The shared cookie thing is broken. We know this. We're working on it.

  6. yakatz
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I cleared my cookies as well as trying another browser (Chrome->IE8).
    But I still get the error "This username does not exist."
    I am using the same username (yakatz) that I am using now.

  7. Email me directly. I'll need to change your password and try it for myself to see what the issue is.


  8. This turned out to be a caching problem. Somehow a bad entry got into the memory cache. Left to itself, it probably would have expired after some period of time. I've manually cleared it now.

  9. elfin

    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks for sorting it Otoo - knew it was beyond me ;)

  10. todddickerson
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey Otto, also running into the same problem here. Thanks!

  11. mediascreen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I seem to be having the same problem. Could you sort me out as well? Thanks!

  12. yakatz
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have found that when I change my password in the support system, it takes so yet-undetermined length of time to propagate back to the developer login.
    Otto changed my password and told me what he changed it to, but when I changed it again, the developer login stayed with the old password for some time.
    I would suggest to anyone with this problem that you wait a few hours (even overnight) and resist the urge to try logging in again and again, since in some caching systems, that can make the incorrect entry stick around longer.

  13. jaytango
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yep... waiting overnight fixed it for me.

  14. Heiner Otterstedt
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    same problem here after registering and then changing password.
    Going to try it again tomorrow ;-)

    Cheers, Heiner

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