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http://www.JeffHawkinsWebsiteServices.com
Jeff Hawkins is a Web Guru, Tall Tale Tech Writer and Short Order Cook · Monster Highway Cafe from Middletown, Va. (The Center of the Known Universe)
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Question: Forgotten Password Error: Please help.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 349 days ago
- 0 + I was a registered user on the old 'bythehost' site. Looks like you moved the site to a new host or something and all your old user data is gone. I know this because the domain is different and I was able to register the old username again. I would not have been able to use that username if it was already registered.

Additionally, I tried the password recovery but never received an email. You need to discuss that issue with your host. If they refuse to help you'll need to move the site again.

I do know the email worked on the old server as I received a welcome email!
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Question: Forgotten Password Error: Please help.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 348 days ago
- 0 + Well, I kinda thought you changed hosts. The old URL and the new sure don't go the same places. I never received the welcome email this time either. Email ain't happening there.

Changing hosts should be the last resort as your host should be able to help you or maybe there's a file corrupt. I don't know at this point.

I will tell you if you can't login to admin then you'll need to get into phpMyAdmin but if you haven't done that before then you might want to avoid that until you've exhausted the other stuff.

If you can catch me in chat, you can PM me the site credentials if you want and I'll drop in there if I can and look around.

Do not send site credentials in this forum. I know you know this but I say it anyway.

If you want to try one of my sites for login and password recovery you're welcome to try this one http://www.FreakyVirginia.com. That's a Pligg 1.2.2 site. My newest Pligg 2.0.x site is http://monstertruckeventslist.com/Pligg2.0/. If you wind up in the WordPress side of that there is a link in the Menu to 'Our Pligg System'. Both of those work for password recover. I just tested them.
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Question: Forgotten Password Error: Please help.
Answer: provided by jhawkin 347 days ago
- 0 + You're on a free service? That might be worth doing the work to stay there. Look around via Google about the service your on and email issues. And there's a thread on the forum about using SMTP for Email. It was for an early version of Pligg but just maybe....

My sites are on my own servers. It's worth the expense to me. And I'm envious of your site with all that great content. I'd do the extra work needed or extra expense if it was my site. The potential there is worth it.
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Question: It seems some one has hacked the admin password?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 350 days ago
- 0 + I also try to set a second username and password with all privledges set that I don't use just incase something like this does happen.
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Question: It seems some one has hacked the admin password?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 350 days ago
- 0 + Username = Admin ? Password = password ?

But as long as you have a viable email address in the admin account you should be able to recover.

Now if you clobbered your database...... That's a different problem.
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Question: It seems some one has hacked the admin password?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 350 days ago
- 0 + Yeah, but we all do dumb stuff in the name of expediency then we forget to rectify! I've been locked out of one of my sites for a couple weeks because I set the wrong email address and forgot the recovered password. Go figure.

Not a biggie yet and I'll fix it when I get a chance but, "we all do dumb stuff in the name of expediency"!

I also have the 'brute force' disabled on one of my sites and can't remember which one.
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Question: It seems some one has hacked the admin password?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 350 days ago
- 1 + Unless email never worked from the start of the setup your next step would have been to look into the database for the username and email. possibly correct the email

Or maybe registered a new user and promoted them from inside the database.

The last option would have been to reload your latest db backup.
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Question: It seems some one has hacked the admin password?
Answer: provided by jhawkin 349 days ago
- 0 + "You will need to log in to the new host’s phpMyAdmin page and navigate to the Import tab (next to the export tab used earlier). Select the zip file you saved earlier from either using phpMyAdmin or from using SSH and upload it to phpMyAdmin. Unless the size is too large it should only take a few minutes to upload and add all of the tables to your database.Navigate to your Pligg site’s admin panel and everything should be working."

This will be a little different from the above but the idea is the same!!!

From the Pligg Blog: http://pligg.com/blog/355/how-to-transfer-web-hosts/
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Question: TinyMCE integration
Answer: provided by jhawkin 347 days ago
- 0 + The editor doesn't dictate the allowed html. That's a Pligg function. Set the Allowed HTML in the 'submit' portion of the Configuration.