[resolved] Can't login (43 posts)

  1. vegasrenie
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Silly solution, but it works for me. Instead of going to yoursite/wp-admin, try yourside/wp-login.php. With the help of my hosting company, we stumbled on this. What a pain. But at least I can log in!

  2. matius
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If it wasn't so frustrating it'd be the kind of funny where tears shoot out like sparks.

  3. Brian Fegter
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This happened to me when I upgraded via FTP while being logged in. I had to go to the Meta Login and click logout and everything turned out fine after that. It was very frustrating. Chances are, you are still logged in. Try using another browser, or clearing cookies and sessions.

  4. Dave Kaufman
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thomas's solution worked well for me. Renaming the plugin directory.


  5. huntllc
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am new to WP and my hosting company offers a 1-click install. After installing I was unable to initialize a login. I keep getting a cleared and fresh wp-login.php page. I have tried all of the solutions...hopefully correctly...and have not gotten any results. I even tried Thomas' solution:
    Clearing cookies, cache etc, didn't solve anything.

    Since I still had FTP access I tried the following:

    1. via ftp rename "wp-content" > "plugins" to "1.plugins"
    2. create new dir "plugins"
    3. login to wp (which now worked for me)
    4. via ftp remove empty "plugins" created in step 2
    5. and rename "1.plugins" back to "plugins"

    but this didn't solve my problem. I had an issue with my phpbb3 install also but found that initial usernames can NOT be in CAPS. I thought WP would be the same.

    I am illiterate of MySQL and Coding but believe I have followed the steps as suggested. Any other suggestions?

    also, when I go to my blog I get an error:

    Redirect Loop

    Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

    The browser has stopped trying to retrieve the requested item. The site is redirecting the request in a way that will never complete.

    * Have you disabled or blocked cookies required by this site?
    * NOTE: If accepting the site's cookies does not resolve the problem, it is likely a server configuration issue and not your computer.

  6. lamamarut.org
    Posted 6 years ago #

    None of this is working for me!

    I try to go to login or admin page and a username/password box comes up saying:

    To view this page, you need to log in to area “Under Construction” on http://www.lamamarut.org:80.

    My username and password do not work!

    Any suggestions? I'm awaiting a 'dreamhost' response too.


  7. huntllc
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I resolved my issue by editing MySQL. Try this http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

  8. odeliska
    Posted 6 years ago #

    huntllc! Thankyou! this fixed my probs. I also noticed lots of users I did not recognise in there so deleted them whilst there.

  9. mmendez
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And don't forget, once that you are able to log, look under "Appearance", click on "Widgets" and make sure to add the "Meta" widget.

    This will help you to log in from your Blog at anytime.

    Just write your Blog address (where your Blog is located in the Internet) and you will see the link for you to log in.

  10. Josaram
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've tried all the fixes with no success...I've renamed the plugin files, changed password through phpAdmin, tried different browsers, did a fresh install, and even tried installing old back ups - none would give me access. My login page would just keep reloading and not doing anything, and not giving any error messages.

    Then I found this script for emergency wordpress login - and it worked like a charm...
    scroll to bottom of the page for information on the emergency script

  11. A_McLean
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem and have tried:

    1) Thomas' method of renaming the plugins directory
    2) Using the emergency PHP code
    3) Reinstalling the WordPress files (many times) and the database file
    4) Editing the user info in the database with phpMyAdmin as described in the codex. (this offered the best clue, as the editing didn't seem to work and it just kept defaulting to the original values like it was somehow locked).

    None of this has worked. ???

    I'm currently trying to update from 2.5.1 to 2.8, but in the past have had the same problem, which is why I haven't updated in so long. After having a similar problem with 2.7x, I reinstalled 2.5.1 which worked. I seem permanently stuck in 2.5.1!

    The website itself (www.helifreewasatch.com) is currently viewable with 2.8, but as I can't log in and update it, it is a moot point.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


  12. A_McLean
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I forgot to mention that I have also tried the obvious "forgot your password?" link and logging in through login.php instead of the usual admin log in.


  13. smstrb
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The new user name and password sent me by support still doesn't allow me to log into my blog, but the same user/password combination allowed me to log into this blog to find out why I can't log into my blog.

    I have a blog installed with a registered domain but can get only as far as the Hello World page.

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