Installed WP by host; cannot login, access Dashboard (5 posts)

  1. hfdratch
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is undoubtedly a stupid state of affairs where I missed something in front of my nose. The host, PowWeb, installed WP from their control panel. I added to MySQL and the sample post shows at http://7colorlagoon.com/blog1.

    I have read the forums & codex and all begin -- login to the Dashboard. Logical but I haven't figured out how to do that. The files all seem to be there and open to edit (one forum post said to make changes in login file (using Smultron) but I am too new at both a web host (my first except for .Mac) and WP to change anything on my own.

    Suggestions are needed and will be appreciated. It is frustrating to admit to something on the level of "Nice car. How do you start it?"

    Also, must I have a dedicated blog editor as one Codex article suggested Ecto? If so are there freeware editors for Mac?

  2. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What happens if you click on the Login link in your sidebar? It should take you exactly to the login page: put in "admin" as user and your pw - it should work.
    Don't overcomplicate it :)

  3. jenharlan
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have the same problem, and I was never given a password for wordpress. I am a new webmaster using networksolutions as my host. The host control panel has an option to add a blog, which I did, and then it gives me an option to manage the blog settings. I clicked the button and it asks me to log in... I have tried using "admin" and my network solutions login id as well, with my webmaster passwords and none of them work. My blog is located at http://www.amozartfest.org/theboard if that is any help.

  4. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry, I am not familiar with your host's internal setup, so I have no idea where do they send the password.

    As a "webmaster" you should delete that install and do a manual installation: it gives you the login infor during the process.
    BTW, it is always admin and WP should generate its own password. Although as I said... have no idea what has been modified by your host.

  5. hfdratch
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Moshu. Thank you much. I even read the support document a few times previously that advised spending time with the sample page to become familiar with it. I still didn't manage to notice the "login" link. I knew it was something too dumb for words. It was kind of you not to mention that.

    Much appreciated.


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