Resetting Wordpress password
In WordPress, there is more than one way to set your password. We are showing two methods to reset your WordPress password.
Reset your WordPress password via email
- In your WordPress login screen, click the Lost your password? link (beneath login window.)
- Enter your email address and click Get New Password.
- Go to your email account and check your Inbox for a new email from your WordPress account.
- In the Password Reset email, be sure to note the username you created when setting up your account
- To reset your password, click the link provided in the email.
- On the WordPress Reset Password page, enter a new password twice and then click Reset Password.
- After your password is reset, click the Log in link to log in to your account with your correct username and new password.
Reset your WordPress password via phpMyAdmin
Note - It is always good to take a backup of database before making any modifications.
Here we are going to reset the password using phpmyadmin. To do this first you need to findfind the database you are using for wordpress. The database details can be found in your wp-config.php file which is located in your root WordPress Directory. Now open phpmyadmin to do this
1. Click on website and domains > Databases > phpMYAdmin
2. A window will pop up, showing you the phpMyAdmin screen. On the left hand side, locate
the database your WordPress install uses.
3. Click the little plus next to the Database. You will be shown a long list of table entries, each one prefixed with a random string of letters, for example “WP_TABLE”. Locate the entry that ends with “_users”, eg WP_users click this link. Locate your Login user name under the “user_login” Column. Once you have found it, double click on the “user_pass” field. You will be able to edit the entry.
4. Delete what is currently in there, and paste your new password into this box. From the drop-down, select MD5.
Finally click on Go.
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