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  • One site says incorrect user or password. I reset the pass, log in and same error. Three times today so far. I’ve reset the pass via username and email so I know user is correct. Pass was wordpress temporarily but I know I’m typing it right.

    This happened last week but with amnesia I can’t recall how it was fixed Error logs are clean.

    How do I get into my site without losing everything? I know I can wipe it and start over but don’t want to repost all posts (I can copy/paste). I know those posts are in a db but I had issues with db not found, as I posted earlier.

    If I have to, I’ll copy all posts and recreate on a fresh install. I’ll delete all but the plugins folder. But if there is another way…

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  • Moderator t-p


    Thanks. I thought I could do it in PHPMyAdmin but hadn’t looked it up. I’ll try tomorrow

    Tried tonight. One user had no name or email he wasn’t in my users list on site, just in the DB; I deleted that

    But I can’t change my pass

    Method Not Implemented

    POST to /phpmyadmin/tbl_replace.php not supported.

    Tried several ways but all err. Hoping my host will fix it.

    Tried emergency script. Same error of “wrong pass or login”. I am User 1 and pass is the same as the email stated.

    PHPMyAdmin errs (host is finally looking into it).

    FTP and PHPMyAdmin won’t work. Anything else??

    It’s VERY strange how it won’t accept my pass after changing it two different ways.

    Is a total wipeout/reinstall/db deletion needed?

    You cannot change your password to a standard text string ie: abc123

    it MUST be an MD5 hashed password.

    I recommend this site [link moderated] in my blog post related to resetting your pass via phpmyadmin.

    You type in your password and generate the MD5 hashed password, which you can then copy and directly paste into phpmyadmin for your new password.

    When you login, you enter the standard text string as you normally would. This is how phpmyadmin encrypts your password so it’s not a standard text string sitting in the database.

    Reference: [link moderated] Please keep support on See

    Ahh, thank you. I set the pass, went and changed to MD5 but wasn’t told to paste that in. Will try in a few hours *fingers crossed*

    Yea it’s a bit tricky. When I first learned that is exactly what I got hung up on. I spent hours wondering why my password wasn’t working, when all along I wasn’t parsing it using MD5.

    Hopefully that will get things working for you!

    Let us know 🙂


    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    @sicksquirrel: all your password reset options are here:

    I type in a new pass, hit MD5 in Function, hit Go … nothing changes

    I went through the options. Until my host fixes things to do with Mod_sec, I’m stuck in hell.

    Hopefully tomorrow they will fix things but I don’t hold out hope. They are very slow.

    Sorry to jump in. However, I am also having a password related problem. I see is an old one, seems to go back several years. I just installed a single site, using the most recent version of WP, a tested template and all std well used plug-ins. I can’t log in, as admin, using Chrome. It works fine in Explorer. I can go to my hosting service, using Chrome and log in using the C-panel. Can you point me in a direction?

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