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I have no idea where to start looking to fix this issue. Every time I login as admin CiviCRM seems to create a new user contact for me. So there's currently a gazillion contacts for my email address (well, 10,000, which is nearly a gazillion).

I'm running CiviCRM 4.6.8 on WordPress 4.3.1.

  • is this the same site with these issues? civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/6791/… if so it sounds like there is some fairly fundamental issues afoot with your basic set up. i can't point to the cause, but somethings worth checking, when you move around the site are you ever changing from http to https or from www to no-www - if either then suggests your base url in civicrm.settings.php needs checking – petednz - fuzion Oct 7 '15 at 6:43
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I've just had a similar problem with a Joomla installation. It was a problem with the civicrm_uf_match table that (in Joomla) links CMS users to Civi contacts. Somehow the CMS user ID in that table was not the current user ID. Civi created a new contact because it could not match the Civi contact back to the user. I don't know how that matching happens in WordPress but it might be worth a look.

To solve in Joomla, I manually changed the CMS ID in the records in the uf_match table to the correct, current CMS ID.

  • I am not sure how the uf_match issue you describe would result in new Contacts being made each time Admin logs in - can you clarify – petednz - fuzion Oct 9 '15 at 3:06
  • I'm not sure either. But the OP said "I have no idea where to start looking to fix this issue". If the WP issue is similar to the Joomla one I have experienced, the new Civi contact could be created if the admin logs into the front end. She doesn't specify this. Maybe the answer isn't very helpful but it is somewhere "to start looking" ... – StigMil Oct 9 '15 at 11:36
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Since the last update, and since switching from MyISAM to InnoDB databases, the problem has resolved itself. I've a suspicion that it was a MyISAM vs InnoDB issue.

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