WP won't recognize known users in its database (4 posts)

  1. Lman1000
    Posted 6 years ago #

    (I'm using 2.8.5, though the selector for this post doesn't list that as an option.)

    My local development copy of wordpress no longer recognizes known users in its database. Wp-login returns "Invalid Username" for all users.

    This is what I have checked.

    wp-config: database name, mysql username, mysql pass, dbase location, dbtable prefix's are correct.

    phpmyadmin: all appropriate tables exist with user and post information. No overhead in any table, though I ran repairs anyway.

    wp-login: tried a fresh copy of wp-login. No change in result.

    For me the user and post information isn't important, for this is a development copy. What I am trying to preserve is my configuration.

    Is there anything else I can check?

    Thanks a lot everybody.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Review Resetting Your Password for several options.

  3. Lman1000
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for that advice.

    I've tried resetting the passwords in the database itself via phpmyadmin, but the installation still reports that all usernames are invalid.

    I don't understand why the login reports my users are invalid. Is there a way to tell if WP is referencing the correct database, apart from checking wp-config? I only have two databases on my machine, and they are identical copies.

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No wp-config.php is how you would know what database is being used.

    If necessary try deactivating all plugins...How to deactivate all plugins when not able to access the administrative menus?

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