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How do I get my admin user name/pw? (5 posts)

  1. lgambis
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can't find my user name/password to my site admin. How do I contact WordPress? I can't find a contact email anywhere. Thanks.

  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What do you want from "wordpress"?

    Your blog is your blog - has nothing to do with this site.

    When you installed your WP blog on your domain, your server - WP gave you the username (=admin) and the password.
    It even sent you an email if you put in a real address.

  3. lgambis
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Moshu,

    I'm not talking about the access info to server, but to the admin portion of WP. I did get an email from WP with a login (admin) and a password, but it's telling me the pw is incorrect. When I try to get my password, I get an error message: "The e-mail could not be sent.
    Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function...".

    By the way, all the user name on WP are 'admin'?


  4. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, at the intiall install the username is always "admin".

    If WP cannot send you the new pw, that's an issue with your host - as the error message tells you clearly! We cannot do anything about it.

    You can try these fixes:
    (if have phpmyadmin access)

    More options:

  5. nark3d
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had this issue once, so I manually edited the admin user in the database. To get the password right I made a quick page on a site and encrypted it:

    echo md5('password');

    Then grab the hashed value and stick in the DB.

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