Password sent to wrong gmail address (6 posts)

  1. dougkpga
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi I have a site I set up for a friend.

    We also set up a gmail account for him.

    We havent really logged into it for months as I am waiting for his content.

    Anyway I remembered the password but not before I filled out the lost password form.

    The password reset got sent to the wrong gmail address...

    [ redacted, we don't like posted email addresses here ]

    I put this in as the email for admin by mistake. I cant access this account.

    It should have been sent to

    [ see above ]

    which I can access.

    I ended up finding the original password for the site as well.

    This is a nightmare.

    Is there anything I can do please? (apart from rebuild the site).

    thx doug

  2. cubecolour
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As you have the password so you can log in & change the email address for the administrative user in the users section of wp-admin

    also check you have the correct email address listed in settings -> general

    On a side-note, it is not a good idea to have a user with admin rights with the default 'admin' username.

  3. dougkpga
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your help cubecolour.

    I thought I found the original password but it doesn't work.

    So when I request lost password it goes to a gmail address that I can't log in to.

    I am back to square one.

    Thanks for the advice about admin.

    I have been changing my sites to solve this.

    Thanks again,

  4. Prasanna SP
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Open up your database and change user email ID under wp_users table using phpMyAdmin.

  5. Prasanna SP
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This post shows how to change WordPress password using phpMyAdmin - http://www.prasannasp.net/how-to-change-wordpress-password-using-phpmyadmin/

    You can use the same method to change email address as well.

  6. cubecolour
    Posted 2 years ago #

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