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[resolved] WP doesn't recognize my username (29 posts)

  1. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi- Just started using WP in Dec. Made a basic site, and now am going back to work more on it. I went to log in at the page I bookmarked for logging in, and it doesn't recognize my username. I've typed in the username and password I recorded, as well as any possible username's I could think that I might have used, and none of them work! I have no idea how to use PHPmyAdmin, because on my host, it wants me to install it but I don't know where to do so. SOOO frustrated!!

  2. Ganners
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You isntall PhpMyAdmin by just uploading it with FTP and then modifying the config file with your database information, that will enable you to see your username.

  3. That's NOT how you install phpMyAdmin for most sites. Don't listen to Ganners just yet. If your host wants you to install it, then work DIRECTLY with them on how to do that. You're going to need more specific support than we could give you.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

  4. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My host already has PHPmyAdmin on their site. When I click on it, it asks me where I'd like to install it. However, it says not to put it in a public folder or secure folder, but in the list, all the folders are public, or secure.

  5. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd love to use the lost password feature, but it doesn't recognize my username for some reason

  6. treje - Contact your host directly for help. Seriously. You need them to help you install it first. And you are going to want this going forward. It will make your life much easier.

  7. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'll try this lpstenu

  8. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Ganners

    You isntall PhpMyAdmin by just uploading it with FTP and then modifying the config file with your database information,

    You can not install PhpMyAdmin using ftp as that is program installed on server by the server host.

    @treje have you tried lost password from log in page to reset your password.

  9. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've tried this several times, but it claims my username is invalid

  10. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    my username is admin, if I am correct. That's what I wrote down when I first set up the site.

  11. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are hosting hosting with yahoo by chance as I had one client who was hosting with yahoo and had to install PhpMyAdmin in folder

  12. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No, it's a company called easywebpublishing. And you all are much more knowledgeable than the tech I'm chatting with! He hasn't responded to me since my first response to his statement! What should I name this when I install the PHP? This tech guy is useless. His response is to put it in the public folder and "kindly call this directory as you wish it does not matter"

  13. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In your root folder (do not know what it could be public_html or html )create folder and then install PhpMyAdmin in that folder make sure you do not install anything else in that folder.

  14. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay, installed PHPMyAdmin. I'm looking at wp_users. The user_login and user_pass both seem to be blank. Where should the user name and password be located?

  15. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Would it be under the column that says "default"?

  16. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you mean you do not have any users in wp_users there should be one for admin and usually is Id 1

  17. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Here's what it looks like:

  18. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  19. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How did you install wordpress.

    as looks like admin user was not created.

  20. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I can't remember at this point. I know I called the host for help, as I had some issues. I would think I uploaded it via FTP, since I'm pretty accustomed to using FTP. I agree, it looks like there is no admin user. Is there a way to create one now?

  21. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As you have not got anything on the wordpress to loose I recommend that you drop all tables from the database and run your install script again by

    going on http://yourdomianname.com/wp-admin/install.php

  22. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Should I delete the old databases via FTP?

  23. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh, and do you mean just delete everything regarding WP off my server, or just the database I made for it?

  24. Delete the database CONTENT :) You can keep the DB itself.

  25. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know I'm a dweeb, but how would I do that?

  26. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Would I do that on my host's end, or on the WP end? If I need to use the WP side, I still am up against the fact it won't let me log in.

  27. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    in your PhpMyAdmin click on drop and select all tables and press Go and confirm that you want to drop all tables.

    then run install script

  28. treje
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah! That worked! I'll have to redo the site, but at least I can access it. Thanks so much govpatel and lpstenu! I'm really glad I know how to use the PHPMyAdmin now too.

  29. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You are welcome Happy Ending

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