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  1. Two step authentication is failing because my phone has been reset. I did not back up the codes. Can you recommend a course of action.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I have the same problem---new phone, and no idea how to log back in to the authenticator. I used one of my backup codes to login by desktop, hoping to turn off authentication, but apparently the backup codes don't work in the turn-off function. I need to find out (a) how to log in to the authenticator properly; or (b) how to get past the required 2nd key to turn off authentication.

    I welcome any help you can provide.

  3. Hmm... so I just tried again with one of the backup keys, and this time it worked. Inexplicable... my version of this problem is solved, but I will follow this thread; I look forward to learning the solution to machacador's original question.

  4. Hi , I had to restore my iPhone and now google authenticator isn't configured and I didn't backup barcodes I generated ... I thought I'll be stored on Iphone and I thought the barcode was saved somewhere or was send by email ... I didn't see that I have to print it so I can't log with my admin account ... Can you help me please I can give all informations to proove that I 'm the owner of this blog hopefully I created another admin user but I need to use my original user account.
    My Blog is and user name is assonouvelleaube

  5. I'm French so I hope you understand what I ask and I post here because I think it's the same problem than machador and he has no answers yet...
    I made this blog for a little ONG and I really need to go on working on it so I really appreciate if you can give me an answer asap.
    Blog : Nouvelle Aube
    Username : assonouvelleaube (AdminNouvelleAube)

  6. If you have lost access to your account, please visit and click "Need More Help?" if necessary.

  7. Hi,I already reset my password but after that the ewo step authentication is on a new windows appears :

    Please enter the verification code generated by your Authenticator mobile application.

    Verification Code

    And I didn't backup barcode so I can enter this code I want to stop the two step authentication or if you have a backup of the barcode generated for my account I'll configure my iPhone with google authenticator...
    Blog :
    UserName : assonouvelleaube (AdminNouvelleAube)

  8. assonouvelleaube

    Hi! I'm vinceor
    That's ok I just find an old backup of my iPhone's apps so I manage to launch google authenticator configured by wordpress so I just access my account and I disable two step authentication, I'll enable it again later and this time I'll print the barcodes ans backup codes.
    Thanks for your help, maybye you should warm people before enabling the two step authentication, or add a way to disable it for people who can't access their account but you'll need to verify ID with a secret question or something.
    Anyway, That's OK for me !!!

    Blog :
    Username : assonouvelleaube (AdminNouvelleAube) (and vinceor)

  9. vinceor, click the "Need More Help?" link at

  10. i have the same problem.
    wordpress doesn't send me SMS Account Recovery.
    i reset my password three times, there's no sms
    please help me

    username: yalang13

  11. If you have lost access to your account, please visit and click "Need More Help?" if necessary.

  12. I don't see any "need more help"

  13. assonouvelleaube

    Hi, I don't have any problems since I manage to find a way by myself to disable the two step authentication but I just see that I'm not the only one who was in trouble because you just gave me the same message :

    If you have lost access to your account, please visit and click "Need More Help?" if necessary.

    and that really didn't helped me because before asking you I did go on google, read forums and when I didn't find any solutions I went here and asked you... If I just needed to reset my password that's not a problem what I asked and I think what yixingsmile want is to know how to disable the two step authentication if an app like "google authenticator" isn't set with our wordpress account because we change phone and didn't backup codes or barcodes generated when we enabled the two step authentication (that's the topic) and in help section there's no solutions without backup codes ...
    Thanks Anyway macmanx and yixingsmile I hope you'll have answers

  14. assonouvelleaube

    There's no need more help on lost password page maybye it's ony for premium users ?

  15. Hm, I'll see if we can get that link back.

    We don't handle account recovery issues on the public forums for obvious reasons.

  16. can you email me T________T

  17. @macmanx
    Yes indeed the "Need more help" link is gone. How annoying.

  18. assonouvelleaube

    Sure I understand, hope you'll fix it. Thanks a lot.

  19. I'm out of luck right now as well, going on a month of no access to my account.

  20. The link is back, sorry for the trouble!

    If you have lost access to your account, please visit and click "Need More Help?" if necessary.

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