I just started a new WordPress blog (v. 2.3.3) on my own domain. I had some trouble with the database at first but eventually got it installed, got the “Success” screen, and the blog is now online and running.
HOWEVER, I can’t do anything to it because it won’t let me log in as admin! When I try, and type in the correct username and password, I always get the same error message:
“ERROR: WordPress requires Cookies but your browser does not support them or they are blocked.”
But that is completely not true! First of all, I have “Always allow cookies” as my browser setting. Secondly, I tried it in Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer — all with cookies allowed, all the latest versions — and got the exact same error message in every one, no matter how many times I tried.
How can I fix this glitch, and successfully log in?
Thee is a second problem, that isn’t exactly related, but I’ll mention it here in case it has some relevance to the login issue: The default front page of the new blog is kinda screwed up, in that I can see a mass of jumbled characters where the header and footer should be, and the formatting is all awry, and the default “kubrick” theme doesn’t really appear properly.
And yes, I browsed through all the previous threads about this “cookie” issue, and could never uncover a clear solution to the problem. A lot of discussion, but what was the final answer? I couldn’t find it. What IS the current status of this issue? Do I have to uninstall and start all over again with an earlier version of WordPress because this one doesn’t work? Or….?
Oh, also, I tried the “patched” version of the “wp-login.php” file suggested by Ryan, but after uploading it, the problem persisted. So I went back to the original normal 2.3.3 version. I also was going to try pasting in the secret fix mention in “sitecookie.diff”, but I see that it was already incorporated in the existed 2.3.3 wp-login.php, so that didn’t work either.
Still no solution? How can that be?
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