Widgets/Plugins asking for non existent password? (2 posts)

  1. Sherendipity
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I cannot access my plug ins directory, or my sidebar widgets. Every time I am in my wordpress dashboard and I click to access either of these, I am prompted by a new login screen, asking for my user name and password, and when I enter this, the screen simply resets itself and asks me again. Unless, of course, I type in the wrong password, and then it tells me it’s wrong.
    To recap, the right password is right but not right, and the wrong password is definitely wrong, but neither work and I have no access to those areas of my site. And this is not happiness.
    I have:
    - removed and reinstalled my current theme
    - removed and reinstalled some parts of wordpress
    - removed and reinstalled the entire wordpress
    - changed my password several times to see if that would help
    - tried to change the browser address to be redirected
    - used a different theme to see if plug ins and widgets could be accessed via that dashboard
    - eaten a large serving of apple crumble pie with ice cream
    - googled to see if there was anything out there
    - tried to access any existing threads in yahoo answers
    - went Christmas shopping
    - swore A LOT

    I’m at my wits end. Anyone???

  2. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Try deleting your cookies, clearing cache and history in your browser and restarting your PC. If that doesn't work, you can force a password change at the database level with the Emergency_Password_Reset_Script « WordPress Codex. That will reset your password in the database, bypassing wordpress itself and what maybe be a glitch with wordpress or the password field in the database.

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