How do I get access to my site? (3 posts)

  1. UncreativeName
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    How do I get my website to recognize that I am the owner? I can't log into the wp-login page using my WordPress account because it keeps saying the username is invalid. So how do I connect my WordPress account to my site so I can actually use it?

    Is this something I have to do at my hosting site (Hostgator), if so, any ideas how to? I've heard about wp-config and Databases, but I haven't found any clear information about how that goes into gaining access to my site.

    Thank you for all that can help!

  2. Chris Barrett
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I assume you are referencing a self-hosted WordPress site. If so, when you installed WordPress, you would have created an Administrator level account - or, if using a script provided by Hostgator, such an account may have been created for you.

    That account has no connection to your account at WordPress.org. The /wp-login page will have a forgot password option under the username and password boxes. Assuming you have access to the email address you registered when WordPress was installed, you can reset the password using that option.

    If you do not have access to that account, then you will need to reset the password manually via the control panel options in the Hostgator account. For more information on that process, please review the following: http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 2 years ago #

    On the wp-login page there is a Forgot? link - if you enter your email address there do you get a result?

    Your blog details at Hostgator are separate from any account you may have at wordpress.com if you have one.

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