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  • My site has been delisted by Google. I’ve upgraded to 2.5.1 but I still can’t login to my own blog. How do I fix this without going all scorched-earth and losing years of posts and many hours of work?

    Help.

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  • Before attempting to recover your login information I would verify through an sql interface (such as PHPMyAdmin) that the admin email account is still set to something you have control over. While you’re in there you might want to backup the database WordPress is using.

    After that you can recover your login with the “forgot password” option or by resetting the admin password in the wp_users table of the WordPress database. Don’t forget to MD5 the new password and check for rogue admin accounts.

    Good luck.

    Where do you find the admin email account information? Which file?

    whooami

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    Before attempting to recover your login information I would verify through an sql interface (such as PHPMyAdmin) that the admin email account is still set to something you have control over. While you’re in there you might want to backup the database WordPress is using.

    After that you can recover your login with the “forgot password” option or by resetting the admin password in the wp_users table of the WordPress database. Don’t forget to MD5 the new password and check for rogue admin accounts.

    Read what he wrote .. its not in a file. Its in your database — just like everything else.

    I’m not a database guru. I only visit PHPMyAdmin when something goes wrong, and nothing has ever gone wrong before.

    I’m looking at my PHPMyAdmin instance. What now?

    With PHPMyAdmin open you need to click on the name of the database WordPress is using.

    Then click on the words wp_users

    Click on the Browse tab at the top.

    Find the entry for the admin account and look at it’s values.

    You can edit the values for the admin account by selecting the pencil (edit) icon to the left of the row.

    If you change the password you must choose MD5 from the function dropdown.

    I was able to get the site back up, but now that I’ve changed the password in the database, the site doesn’t recognize my login. And when I ask to reset the password, I get this:

    Precondition Failed

    The precondition on the request for the URL /wp-login.php evaluated to false.

    Has there been any resolution here?

    I’m having the same problem and can’t seem to find any answers on this forum.

    I’ve changed the wp-admin password in phpMyAdmin, I MD5 hashed it and it still isn’t working.

    I did find this:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/181950?replies=1

    Which implies that the issue has been resolved, but I’m running WP 2.6.1 and still having this password problem.

    Help! Anyone? Bueller?

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