WP login rejects all passwords (4 posts)

  1. technomaton
    Posted 8 years ago #

    After deleting all files from a previous installation I installed WP2.2. I modified the wp-config.php file to name the database and user and db password, and and was able to access the install page. I was advised that the install was complete, and I was able to access the dummy WP page at my blog's URL.

    HOWEVER, when I tried to log in, using the "admin" username and the password given, the following message displayed:

    Your session has expired.
    ERROR: Incorrect password

    I have tried getting new passwords via email, using the normal "lost your password?" procedure and even using emergency.php. I have tried refreshing the page. But it doesn't seem to matter to the login code -- it always rejects the passwords I enter and gives me the same message.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Passwords are case sensitive. Since you used emergency.php to reset the password, then try it from another computer.

  3. technomaton
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It worked OK from another computer. So it seems that my computer was automatically sending the wrong password, and the WP login panel was shutting it out. Is there a way to stop this from happening without rebooting or going to another computer?

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Clear cookies, clear browser cache?

    I thought I remember a problem like this with some firewalls also.

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