I have 5 sites on Powweb - all Joomla sites, all with almost the same extensions and plug ins. I'm having a problem with my most recent installation.
I cannot stay logged in. It boots me off after a few minutes of work - very frustrating.
I always have to log in 3 times - first I get an error message that' says "Your Session has expired. Please log in again". Using the same name and password I again hit enter and this time get the red error - "username and Passowrd do not match". The third time, same name and password, it lets me in.
But only for a few minutes then I'll get booted off. Often get "Invalid Token" error.
Another symptom is anytime I sort the article list or module list to show only a certain category or by date or etc -- as soon as I save the article, the list reverts back to the default alphabetical order immediately. None of my other sites do that.
Does this sound like a database problem to you?
I believe it is. I had a similar problem with log in on my previous installation too. Searched until it nearly drove me mad and came to the conclusion that no one has an answer for "Invalid Token"
Powwweb was no help. They immediately tried to scape the goat because I don't use the Install Central installer. I've been with PW for almost 10 years and just convinced this last client to move from GD to here. That is the first time in 10 years that I felt PW did not support me when I had a problem.
Now I have possibly the same problem again. This is now the 2nd consecutive installation that has had a faulty database created (if I am right that it is a database problem). Whose responsibility is the database creation if not Powweb?
So last time, I ended up just deleting and re-installing the entire thing. With a newly created database and new installation of Joomla, all problems vanished.
On this site, I do not want to re-install it all. But it's the only thing I know to try at this point.
So 2 questions - does it sound like a faulty database to you?
is there any way to create a new DB and switch to it without doing a joomla re-install?