Locked out of updated blog (5 posts)

  1. Tawanda
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My site, sixredheads.com, is a few years old (2005) and I keep it updated frequently. Last week I ran the latest wordpress version update, which I've done on 13 other sites with no issues. On my site however, it will not allow me to log in.

    I have attempted to reset the password using the email link. I get the emails, the new password and link, and it does not let me in.

    I've changed my admin email manually in my server panel, also with no effect.

    I've run emergency.php with no effect.

    I've run another, fresh, update, with no effect.

    I found an MD5 plugin but without access to the dashboard to activate it, I've not been able to use it.

    Are there any other options to get into the site and dashboard?

  2. Samuel B

    Posted 7 years ago #

    several methods here - database is foolproof


  3. Tawanda
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Um, yeah. Did you miss the part where I tried all those things, several times? Email link, phpAdmin, SQL database (in both of those password change will not "stick" and reverts back to whatever it was before I tried to change it).... what it is disturbing to me is that database *should* be foolproof and I'm not sure what could be keep it from being so. But I can't get in, and I've gone through those steps at least 10 times.

  4. Tawanda
    Posted 7 years ago #

    update...cleared cookies, cache. Remote user on another computer repeated above processes with no success.

    Any ideas on what potential things could cause this? User error, hacking, hijacking, bugs.....

  5. Tawanda
    Posted 7 years ago #

    update: This post, and the remedy of renaming plugins, got me in:


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