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WordPress

Bruce McMinn
Bruce McMinn
10,029 Points

WP not accepting admin user name

Crap Crap Crap. I created a website for the PHP track and a friend and future client said he wanted to use wordpress to manage his website. So I switched tracks to the WordPress Development track, used the domain I had created and was hosting on webhostingforstudents, and then used softaculous to download WP. I copied the username and password they provided for admin but when I try to login at mysite_example.com/wp-admin I get the bad password wiggle! It has happened three times and when I try to get a new one sent they don't recognize the user name I got from softaculous, the admin email I provided in control panel, or my personal email address.

Crap crap crap. I don't see where there is any other option for me to get at that account!

What to do?

Bruce McMinn
Bruce McMinn
10,029 Points

And now the pretty webpage I made in the PHP track looks like some stupid WP blog.

Man. So what if I delete the WP installation in softaculous?

2 Answers

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,662 Points

Hi Bruce,

If this is a brand new installation then simply deleting it and starting again won't hurt, If you have already modified it which by the sound of it isn't the case you can always refer to the WordPress codex which I've supplied below.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,147 Points

Yeah, Chris's link is dead on. I assume you have access to your WP database, worst case is reset it there. This is one of the reasons I shy away from auto installers for WP. That and I like to custom prefix my WP tables.