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Resetting password – invalid key

  • The “Lost your password?” link sends an link to the user, but produces, “Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid” error message. I know this was an issue with past versions, but none that I know of for WordPress 2.9.1.

    Any solutions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated to fix it.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Probably stating the obvious here but have you gone through the usual “deactivate all plugins/change theme” steps? I’ve not seen this crop up with 2.9.1 so can’t suggest a specific fix. I assume you’re looking for a long-term fix rather than a one-off password change, yes?

    Thanks for your response. Yes, I have done the usual steps to no avail. I am hoping this is not an issue again. Yes, I need a long-term fix. If you hear anything, please let me know.


    I assume nobody has fixed this or found a work around?

    Right now, most of the time users of my blog try to reset their passwords, they’re getting an error. It’s frustrating something so important is so unreliable 🙁

    It seems to simply be that WP is generating keys that have invalid characters in. Perhaps there’s a bug with the validation code?

    I’m having the same problem and I use the most updated WP. Anyone have a solution?

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