Failed login into wordpress dashboard

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username / 43 Points
2013-09-18 7:35 am EST
Hi, i tried to log into wordpress dashboard with my admin username and password, but it wouldn't except it. Am i suppose to use some other username/password?
thanks in advance

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2,342 Points
2013-09-18 8:07 am EST
Your Wordpress user and password are something that are specifically defined when installing Wordpress for the first time. If you are unsure of your password, you may reset it using the following instructions:

How to Reset your WordPress Admin Password

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JeffMa, that article seems to requires either:

* using phpMyAdmin to reset the password (what is phpmyadmin?) or,
* editing a WordPress functions file (I don't have time to learn how to do that!).

Is there an easier way? Does WordPress have a, "forgot password" feature or something that can simply email me a new password?
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2013-09-18 8:56 pm EST
There is an easier way. I have updated the article on recovering your Wordpress admin password to also include the option of click on the "Forgot Password?" button that is located below the login form. As long as your email address on the user matches an email account that you have access to, you will be able to recover your password that way as well.
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2013-09-19 8:35 am EST
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