New Password Link Error (4 posts)

  1. rustybulb
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I am not able to get into several of my WP blogs that I know have the correct login because they have worked many times before. I have them auto inserted by Roboform and I also have a backup on a secure file that I copy and paste.

    1. Do WP make passwords invalid if not used for several months?

    But also, when I attempt to change the password (and this has happened many times before) when I click the link in the email, I am taken to the page where I have to input my email again, NOT the one where I put a new password in.

    I have just sat here and put my email in, clicked a link and been taken to the same page over and over again.

    Something needs to be done about this because it is a very annoying bug that has been around for a while.

    2. Why does this keep happening?


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are these self-hosted WordPress installs or wordpress.com sites?

  3. rustybulb
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Esmi,

    Thanks, they are self hosted WP.org sites.

    The link is also inconsistent in that sometimes it goes to the page where you can choose a new password yourself straight away (different blogs btw), and sometimes it will take you to the old page as described above, then email you a strong password separately.

    Have you heard of or experienced this yourself?


  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WordPress & wordpress.org has no direct relationship with your sites. Your passwords are your concern and yours alone. No password is ever invalidated.

    Video: http://www.francescolanza.com/2007/10/24/password-admin-reset/

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