I have several WP sites that were logging in fine last week. Now today thay are all failing to login using the native wp-login.php.

The strange thing is some of the sites have the "Woocommerce" plugin installed, using the plugin login form I can access the dashboard. But not using wp-login.php

I have already tried:

  • adding this to wp-config.php

    /** wp-admin login fix */
    define('ADMIN_COOKIE_PATH', '/');
  • re-uploading all wp files apart from wp-content

  • Changing file permissions of wp-login.php

  • permalinks on and off

  • removed .htaccess

  • Disabled Plugins

  • 100% fresh install of WP 3.6.1 on a new DB

The thing that is confusing me is that I can still login using woocommerce on sites that have it. And the native login was working last week.

Could this be a hosting issue?

Any help / suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance


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    Have you checked your error logs?
    – birgire
    Oct 18, 2013 at 12:23

1 Answer 1


Ok the problem has gone. As strangely as it appeared it vanished. I got a call form a client later that day I asked them if they could login, yes they could.

I then tried logging in through my phone this was also successful.

So the problem seemed to be localised to my computer.

I logged in the next day and all was fine. I still don't know what caused the error but its gone now.

Cheers for the comment anyway @birgire

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