I can't log in with my correct username and password.

I get the message:

ERROR: The password you entered for the username is incorrect.

I have tried all the tips for fixing this problem I have found on WordPress forums such as:

  1. Deactivating plugins by renaming plugin folder to plugin_backup.
  2. Deleting browser cookies and cache.
  3. Deleted the custom theme I was using.

But none of these things seemed to help because I still can't log in.


I'm guessing you've tried clicking on the "Your post password?" link below the login, and are (for some reason) unable to receive the resulting email.

If you have direct access to the database, you can update the password directly:

update wp_users set user_pass=md5('my_new_password') where user_name='my_login');

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