How to fix the WordPress login_trashed error:If you can’t login into the back end of your site via /wp-admin then you’ll need FTP access to get at the plugins folders in your wp-content file. Most hosting companies will provide FTP access and you can use a file manager to login.
- Using a file manager (or FTP), rename your plugins folder. You can rename it anything – for example, “oldplugins”. This will disable all plugins. You’ll also need to clear your browser cache/history completely or use an incognito window so your browser doesn’t continue redirecting you.
- Try the normal /wp-admin again and this time you should be able to gain access.
- Once you can log in successfully, rename “oldplugins” back to just “plugins”.
- Go back to your dashboard and view the plugins, WordPress should still have them all deactivated.
- Activate each plugin one by one through wp-admin, whilst having an incognito window open so you can test the /wp-admin page loads correctly after each activation.
- Once you find the plugin that is causing issues, you can rename the plugins folder one more time, log in again, rename plugins folder back to “plugins”, reactivate all plugins except the problem one.
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