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  • Let me try and explain this. My hosting company switched my WordPress blog ( to a new server. When they did this, apparently this was on homepage:

    It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.

    Because this was live, someone, went ahead and when through the process and installed WP. In the RSS feed it shows a username for the welcome post of someone who is not a contributor to my blog.

    I cannot log in to WordPress, and none of my contributors logins work anymore. All the data is still on the server, but I can’t figure out how to access my WordPress installation now. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • all you have to do is to modify your config.php file
    change the username and the password and login as the new admin.

    im not sure if this is 100% correct, but i know that config.php is for the admin

    What parisgv says – that’s wrong.

    However, if that mysterious person clicked on the install link AND the WP installation (namely the config file) was pointed to the exsting database… that wiped out everything: all your blog.
    Unless you have a backup of the database – probably everything is gone. Sorry.

    I would like to bring up this topic again. My blog is gone! due to the same reason, I switched servers.Luckily I read this and took my blog directory off the server so no one could create a log in.
    However, I am left with the situation of wanting my blog back. I still have the database on the old server (for now), however, when I try to make a back up via Export, it gives me corrupt files with no data. I am at a loss and can’t think of a solution except to start all over again 🙁

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