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Lost password/email problem

  • I was logged into worpress, and I went under options, and I set it to where other people couldn’t registar. After that, it made me log in again, and the password I’d changed it to wouldn’t work. I clicked the lost password link, and it sent me this weird line of letters:
    TG9naW46IGFkbWluDQpQYXNzd29yZDogMzZkMzk3DQpodHRwOi8vYmxvZy5hbWFkYXJlLm5ldC93
    cC1sb2dpbi5waHA=
    Which, obviously wasn’t the password. What do I do? Anyhelp is appreciated =]

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  • Er, nevermind.

    Bryan Villarin

    @btvillarin

    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    Thanks for bringing that up, churchtown! I never did find out if that was ever solved. Ah, something accomplished today. =)

    I’m experiencing the same problem — when I try to get WP to send me my password, it emails me a message like the following:


    Mime-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: BASE64

    TdG9naWa46IGFsfkbWluDQpQYXdNzd29yZDogOTU4ZWQyDQpodHRwOi8vd2lud2luZ3JvdXAub3JnL3dw
    LWxvsZ2luLfdnBocA==

    Can anyone tell me how to fix this (the above posts aren’t too revealing).

    Thanks!

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    The password is send encrypted via MD5. You’d need a decoder to decrypt it. In the mean time, reset your password manually via phpmyadim.

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/

    Ah… Okay. Thanks for that.

    Is there a difference betweent to two emails? (I got two: “Password Lost/Change” and a “Your login and password” — I can guess what the second one is)…

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    If you got the second email, it should contain your new, randomly generated password.

    Thanks again…

    This link might be useful for anyone trying to decode their lost password:
    http://www.aardwulf.com/tutor/base64/base64.html

    Thanks for all the helpful comments. I have only an admin account (and lost the password). I tried updating wp_users directly with an MD5-encoded password, and I tried decoding the emailed password, and in both cases I login without seeing an error message (i.e. no “Error: Incorrect Password.”) but I still get redirected right back to my login page. Any ideas?

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