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  • 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:
    Which, obviously wasn’t the password. What do I do? Anyhelp is appreciated =]

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  • Er, nevermind.

    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


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


    Moderator James Huff


    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.

    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


    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:

    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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