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[resolved] Password retrieval (5 posts)

  1. JLoBiafra
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have a bad host. A VERY BAD host.

    Recently, I decided to start a blog with WP on the domain I own. Unfortunately, it's hosted by a bunch of idiots who don't answer support questions whatsoever.

    They have a 'one-click' script installation, and have WP as an option. I LOVE wordpress, but after installing WP on my server, the host's 'one-click' installation of WP won't give me the password. It will give me the login as "admin" then next to password, it will show nothing. Just blank space.

    I've tried to snoop around the database files to see if one exists, but I have to admit I don't understand what I am doing.

    Any ideas on how I can log into this sucker so I can start posting?

  2. Direkt
    Posted 9 years ago #

    First, even if you look around in the Database, you'll never get the password, well for what it should be. It's usually an MD5 with a salt, so unless you hack (modify) your WordPress to accept your already encrypted password and not convert the password to a encrypted one to check with the stored one, you're outta luck.

  3. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you have access to your DB, try this tutorial:

  4. JLoBiafra
    Posted 9 years ago #


    ...you're a goddamned genius.

    I owe you bigtime. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  5. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nope, Podz is the "genius" - he wrote the tutorial ;)

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