Password reset not working (3 posts)

  1. missalaina
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I searched the forum but all the results were 5 years old. I had some issues with my wordpress getting hit with the a mass attack trying to get in to my website, so I set up a front line password with InMotion Hosting to prevent that. The only issue is that I was never able to log into the wordpress part. I get past the first password, but not the second.

    I tried password resets and it doesn't go to any of my email addresses. I'm unsure if one of the attacks was successful and now my password reset is pinging someone out of the country. I don't know what to do about this. I still can get emails to my address when wordpress asks me to moderate a comment, but no other email.

    How can I reset my password if someone got it?

    I also had finally updated my version of wordpress recently and I don't know if that has anything to do with it. My domain is http://www.alainayewing.com. No one has changed the appearance, but I have a book coming out and need to have my blog asap.

    Thank you!

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There are several other ways to reset your password - I think the functions file method works well:


  3. gawthropfinancial
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sorry to bust in with a slightly different problem, but I am so inept on here, I don't even know how to start a new topic :P

    I am trying to reset the password for a wordpress website that a friend set up for me for my business. She is getting busy with other work, so I said I would take over and have someone else look at it. She went so far as put in the request for a password reset, (as it had been a while since she last logged on and had forgotten it) but when I type in the username that the wordpress email says to use, it says "ERROR: invalid username or email" This is strange, because this IS the username that wordpress says to use. It's frustrating, because there is no one I can physically talk to and I am not the savviest website builder/user. Searching the forums, I am not seeing any similar issues. Anyone have any advice?

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