Lost acceas to WordPress

Yup! I lost access to my own blog, thanks to WordPress’s two step authentication that suddenly stopped sending me verification ckdes via sms.

The two step authentication was a nice security feature that I enjoyed, but until sometime last month the verification codes no longer delivered to my cell phone.

Right now the only access I have ia through the WordPress android app, and you can imagine what writing a blog post from an Android phone is like. I mean, the app is really useful but I use it mainly to check my blog stats or publish draft posts, or quick emergency posts. But right now, it seems I’m stuck with this app until wordpress is able to restore my account.

So have you tried the WordPress android app? Do you enjoy using it? Share your experiences with the app or the two step authentication system.

5 thoughts on “Lost acceas to WordPress

  1. Lasitha Ishan Petthawadu July 10, 2014 / 20:54

    Hi Okiemute Omuta,
    I’m facing the same issue, I have lost access to my account as well, I won’t receive verification codes to my mobile. I even submitted a recovery request to wordpress but still did not get any feedback. Wanted to know whether you were able to solve this issue?
    Thanks in advance, cheers 🙂


    • Kheme July 11, 2014 / 00:40

      I was able to get through to them, and they sent me a one-time code to log in. Once I did, I had to create emergency codes (used to access your account if you can’t access your account) and I used one of the emergency codes to disable the two step authentication. They said they’re experiencing problems with the two step authentication system.

      Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the URL through which I was able to reach them. I hope they reply you soon. It took a few days to hear from them though.


      • Lasitha Ishan Petthawadu August 12, 2014 / 17:50

        Hi Kheme,

        I was able to get my account recovered. As you explained I was sent a one-time code. After recovering the account I decided on disabling Two-phase authentication just to overcome the hassle. Thanks a lot your comment


      • Kheme August 12, 2014 / 19:45

        Hello Lasitha,
        I’m glad you gained access again. They really have to sort out the issues with the two step authentication. Anyways, thanks for sharing 🙂 I will check your blog out tomorrow 😉


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