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PLEASE HELP ME! Something Weird is Happening!!!

  1. memoriesbysharonmallin
    Member

    I am having problems with my blog - http://www.memoriesbysharonmallin.com.au/blog

    I set up my blog using a one click set up with my web hosting company. Under my blog - it is saying that my username is 'admin' and that it can not be changed. I did not select this username.

    When I try to log into forums etc with that username and my password - I can not get in. I could not log into these support forums with the 'admin' username and password either. So I had to set up another username 'memoriesbysharonmallin' and use a generic password that wordpress gave me, just so I could come in here and try to get some help .... crazy!!!!

    I dont think I can change my username - so what do I do???? I really dont want to have to recreate the blog I have spent many hours setting up?

    Also - how do I log into my blog from a public/shared computer?

    Is there a general WordPress web address where I can enter my username and password and access my blog. At the moment, I can only access my blog thoug the wp-admin/index.php address. Which is going to be of no use if I need to access my blog from another location and do not know the address.

    Ideally, I would like to put a link or something on my blog where I can click to log into WordPress and edit my blog (from any location)

    Looking forward to your response.

    Thanks

    Sharon

  2. Sorry, since you're self hosted, you'll need to address your questions to the folks at http://wordpress.org/support

  3. > I did not select this username

    Why not? It is an option in fantastico to choose the admin username:
    http://img224.imageshack.us.nyud.net/img224/1605/choicenotjustificationxj4.png

    > it can not be changed

    true but you could change the nickname and displayed name.

    login
    click users tab (top right)
    click administrators
    click admin

    > I had to set up another username

    there you go.

    > I can not get in..to these support forums with the 'admin' username

    here? no. that would be for your installation.

    > how do I log into my blog from a public/shared computer

    http://memoriesbysharonmallin.com.au/blog/wp-login.php

    For a bit of circuity which might be less insecure depending on the environment access that URL from within

    http://g.ho.st

    Spend some time here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org

    Why did you choose hostigation? Surely it was not for their 'extensive' KB http://hostigation.com/kb.php

    HTH

  4. memoriesbysharonmallin
    Member

    I cant as I cant log in to get to the support forums.

    I am almost in tears - this is driving me crazy :((((

  5. > I cant log in

    How shallow is your gene pool?

    try this subtle hint:

    http://img404.imageshack.us.nyud.net/img404/89/hintml1.png

  6. memoriesbysharonmallin
    Member

    Why gee ... thanks! Please dont bother responding to my problems any further if your going to come out with crap like that!!!

    My issue is that I do not want to go creating 1000 different log ons with wordpress.com. and wordpress.org

  7. The effort from generating one thousand might cause some evaporation. You ought avoid that.

    If your memory is as weak as your resolve consider KeePass or something else maccy. KeePass pro supports OSX.

    http://keepass.info
    http://www.keepassx.org

    If generating strong passwords stymies you

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/874
    or
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/469

    Expend a modicum of effort and click the codex link in my first reply.

  8. Sorry, since you're self hosted, you'll need to address your questions to the folks at http://wordpress.org/support

    It's very likely you cannot log in to other blogs and forums because the username and password you've set up only apply to that blog. You'll need a different one for other sites, including WordPress.org. Just sign up.

  9. memoriesbysharonmallin
    Member

    Raincoaster & katm - thanks for that :)

    To the other "endearing" person that decided to insult my gene pool, memory, resolve, effort - did I miss anything?? .....

    Within 5 to 10 minutes of posting in workdpress.org/support ... I had my username changed and most of my problem sorted!

  10. @memoriesbysharonmallin: The other person only showed up today, and is not at all representative of our forum (as you can easily see by browsing through some threads).

    I think you'll find his previous appearance here rather amusing:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-consider-sociable-to-complement-tags?replies=4#post-12969

  11. @memoriesbysharonmallin, some people were born a**holes. I think we have met one.

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