• I am so very upset, I have posted a problem on this forum and I still have the problem, I have looked and looked at ALL the topics on this subject and I can’t make anything work.

    My password for my login part of my website is lost, I have it e-mailed and it comes back saying that the key is not right!! I have had numerous registrations and have NO WAY of getting into my site to see or even EMAIL them. Would or COULD someone please help me, I’ve even gone as far as to email wordpress and I’ve YET to hear from them.


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  • Did you see this from the front page of the forum..it is a sticky near the top. It sounds like it might be similar to your situation.

    Lost password, email retrieval not working

    Either way, resetting your admin password directly from the database is what you need to do.

    so i’m using filezilla and it needs my host, username and password, what do i do with this??

    First, this is a community driven forum; people tends to answer what they know and when they have time.
    Second, search is the key:
    A simple search “lost password” on Codex gives this, try the first link:
    Third, provide enough info: wordpress version? url?

    Did you read the link ClaytonJames gave you?
    There you can follow the phpMyAdmin path.

    First of all, I’m sorry, I meant I e-mailed WordPress themselves……no help, NOT people in the forum!

    Second I will search

    Third, I don’t know what wordpress version I am using, I am all new to this and I am appreciative of all the help. I am trying and for those who are computer literate forgive me for not having the capability of knowing what all are talking about.

    Yes, I did read the link and went to it, and again I am having trouble. Forgive me xamataca for being ingnorant.

    Moderator kmessinger


    I meant I e-mailed WordPress themselves

    Actually we are WordPrss “themselves.” There is a “himself.” Ok, enough of that.

    Please post a URL.

    I have it e-mailed and it comes back saying that the key is not right!!

    You emailed from your blog? Comes back where?

    ok, sorry……….i have a website, on my website there is a place where I can log in to get to my dashboard. I know the ID is admin, but my password does not work anymore. I click on “lost password” and they e-mail me a link……this is the link


    after i click on the link it takes me back to my sign in page and says…….
    Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid

    So I can’t reset my password cause I can’t get into my dashboard to change it.

    Do you need anything else?? I have not updated to new version of WordPress cause i feel it’s no use till i get things straightened out.

    Thank you kmessinger for being a little less aggressive then xamataca

    Moderator kmessinger


    The lost password link will not work in version 2.5.1 which is the version you have.

    You need to go to your hosting site, login and then using cpanel or vdeck or whatever your host has find your database and follow the instructions from ClaytonJames above. Before you open your database, make a backup or have your host make a backup.

    The changes are easy following the instructions. The last part about MD5 may not apply – don’t worry, just follow the steps.

    If you can’t or don’t want to do that, you can use the other step suggested in ClaytonJames link.

    Thanks kmessinger……..I got together with my hosting site and they helped me with a few things, now i’m going to try claytonjames link and get my password changed. Thanks again for all your help!!!!

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