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07-22-2006, 06:30 AM
I'm a newbie to this too and have been trying all night to install this and have had little success.
I'm using Yahoo for hosting and have created a MySQL database on there. I have uploaded my pixelpost folder to my base directory. I updated the pixelpost.php file to point to my sql database.
I try to log in to the admin tool at http://lifevicarious.com/pixelpost/admin/index.php?x=login using the username and password that is in my pixelpost.php file. But nothing happens. The username and password fields reset.
My site is http://www.lifevicarious.com/ and you can see the directory setup there. If you go into the pixelpost directory from there you get the error saying "Coming Soon! Nothing to show. No image to show here!" I did see that error in the forum but was not able to fix based on that so I reinstalled. I was able to get into the admin tool at one point but deleted it and started over as I was getting the coming soon error (despite adding the images folder and setting it to 777).
I'm sure I'm missing somethign lame so any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
You had to install pixelpost and in this process you had to put password and login for admin user. You must put them to login form and then you can access admin panel. In other option you must use option of "Forgot password?" and use this procedure to get the new one.
07-22-2006, 03:47 PM
Thanks for the help on this! I'm still having issues on this. I'm not sure what he username is either I guess. I only use two different user names and have tried every combination of username and the password I use and I still can't get in. And when I try to use the password reset functionality, it gives me a invalid username error.
Is there a way to completely reinstall and start from scratch? Would there have to be a file removed on the pixelpost side? I have removed ALL files from my web server and reinstalled my MySql database as well as my pixelpost files but that does not seem to work.
07-22-2006, 06:27 PM
you can start from scratch again
the easiest way:
make a list with data for database
database data: server: localhost (for example)
pre-fix for table_names
edit the pixelpost.php and enter these data
and data for pixelpost administration:
pixelpost admin user name
pixelpost admin user password
then delete all pixelpostfiles at your host
then upload all files again to your webspace
start install.php again
[LIST keep this list at a secure place!!!!![/LIST]
it is very necessary that you use a prefix for the tablenames so you can leave the "old" tables at the database and the install-process will create new tables for your pixelpost
good luck and keep track of this list!
On our Wiki site there is solution step by step how to change password and login in manual way. Please go there and search this knowledge there.
07-23-2006, 10:58 AM
I have the same issue as cbwagner. I've tried everything from re-installing, using the password recovery and it is still not working for me.
I tried everything in wiki too.
What could be the problem?
07-23-2006, 12:12 PM
the problem is that you did write NOT down your password at a safe place (or learned it by heart)
Unfortunately, in the moment, I cannot help you. I never run into this problem and I also never tested it at a test-installation.
Did you really read all the infos here in the forum + the WIKi?
You are not the first one and some people managed to re-install a password
Always when I was helping to the user it was problem at his side. Not his computer, server but his way of thinking about logging in.
Edit in DB your login and password just like it is in our Wiki then try to log in with this data!!
07-23-2006, 10:01 PM
. test in different browsers if the problem persists everywhere
. clean all temporary data (cookies, cache etc.) and start again
. read the wiki
07-24-2006, 03:37 AM
Thanks connie for the tip.
I tested in both the firefox and IE, I cleaned all the cookies and cache and restart all over again, read the wiki, reinstalled, request new password...
all to no avail. Haha.....pretty hopeless case here.
What I haven't tried is manually changing the username and the password in DB. Although I did change the password manually in DB and tried logging in but I can't. Will try changing both and log in again.
Someone did mention in the forum, if usinf firefox, to find for the cookie called pixelpost. I couldn't find that cookie. But I did find it in IE though.
Am running pixelpost 1.5 and I believe it's running on sessions right?
I am zoned out. I have no idea what's wrong with my pixelpost. Will delete everything again and try reinstalling once more. Hope it will work then.
07-24-2006, 04:31 AM
I managed to get in...
jeezzz...apparently the cookies weren't set properly on my browser. :(
So it's working fine noww! Thanks for all the help everyon gave! YAY!
07-26-2006, 02:51 PM
There seems to be a bug on some installations which requires the 'remember me' box to be checked before you can login. Worth checking for anyone stumbling across this thread with similar problems.
If there would be a bug in code it wouldn't work at all at all installations (users). If only some of them have problem it means that its not general issue in code but server side specific.
Its mine point of view. If someone see any bug in login code please let us know about this.
07-26-2006, 05:40 PM
Yeah, sorry. I wasn't suggesting that this is a bug in pixelpost (though I thought it might be). Glad someone else experienced the same thing though.
I must admit though, I havn't had this problem anywhere else. At least the answer is here for anyone experiencing similar symptoms.
Ive checked login code one more time. For remember is used cookies based mechanism and for standard login just PHP session. If you have problems with standard login it means that you have problems with sessions and that means problem is more or less with your server not the Pixelpost.
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