site not accessible, password required?

  • superten

    #1639

    It seems that some time yesterday my site became inaccessible, the only thing on the page being a box for a password, and a submit button. It was the same no matter which page I went to, which meant I was unable to get to wp-admin.

    In the end we got around it by renaming the graphene theme, thereby disabling it.

    It seems that something in the theme or the plugins caused this, but what could it possibly be? I have not made any configuration changes to the site for a couple of weeks, and last made a post 3 days ago.

    I can get into wp-admin now – I guess I should re-enable graphene and then disable the plugins and see what happens. Anything else I should look for? This is Graphene 1.4.1 and WP 3.2.1

    Thanks

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #16606

    the only thing on the page being a box for a password, and a submit button

    Whoa! Wasn’t there a box for a username? If not, that is seriously weird.

    In the future, you can always get to by going directly to:

    http://supertenere1200.com/wp-admin/

    which should redirect to a regular login page. (At least it did when I just tried it.)

    I guess I should re-enable graphene and then disable the plugins and see what happens.

    This is a good plan. Keep us informed.

    Ken

    BTW —

    Trying to get it fixed under warranty

    But the warranty always expires the day before something goes wrong! LOL!

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #16607

    Wait a minute,

    Do you have WordPress installed in something other than the root directory?

    In other words, is your site set up like:

    http://www.example.com/blog/

    where WP is installed into the “blog” directory, rather than just into the “www.example.com” directory?

    If that’s the case, check out this page from the WordPress Codex.

    In which case, your regular log-in page is http://supertenere1200.com/blog/wp-login.php.

    superten

    #16608

    Thanks Kenneth,

    yes, that’s right – no box for username, only password. this is the total content of what was on the page;

    <form method=post>Password: <input type=password name=pass><input type=submit value=’>>’></form>

    So even if you know the “password”, it’s not doing anything with it.

    You can get to wp-admin NOW – but before we disabled graphene the password page would come up wherever I went.

    WordPress is installed in the root directory. I have other sites in subdirectories, with wordpress installed in the root of them too.

    Trevor

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #16609

    WordPress is installed in the root directory. I have other sites in subdirectories, with wordpress installed in the root of them too.

    I have never heard of an installation like this. I didn’t even think this was possible. Or do you mean “subdomains” instead of “subdirectories”?

    superten

    #16610

    As soon as I reactivated the original copy of Graphene, the password problem came back. So I renamed it again and installed a fresh copy – everything is working again.

    Mystery to me…

    superten

    #16611

    To answer your question about the subdirectories – they are “add-on domains”. So they have a domain name pointing to the directory and so they appear as their own site. But when you look in public_html under the master account, they appear as sub-directories.

    Trevor

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    Syahir Hakim

    #16612
    Quote:
    As soon as I reactivated the original copy of Graphene, the password problem came back. So I renamed it again and installed a fresh copy – everything is working again.

    Mystery to me…

    Do you by any chance still have the problematic copy?

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