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How to Manually Reset Your WordPress Admin Password

Hi all,
If you are unable to reset your WordPress admin password using the “Forgot My Password” link, follow these steps in order to manually reset your password. More Details

I’m going to divide WordPress password recovery into two parts:

  • recovering it using phpMyAdmin (if you’re on localhost using WAMP/XAMPP/MAMP)
  • recovering the password using MySQL (if phpMyAdmin isn’t installed on your server. Part (b) will be present in the next post in this series.

Step 1: Login to your cPanel account and Select PHPMyAdmin


Click on the PHPMyAdmin Icon in your cPanel.

Step 2: Select the Database


Select Databases at the top of the screen and then click on your WordPress database.

Step 3: Select the wp_users table.


Click on the wp_users table.

Step 4: Edit the admin user.


Click edit next to your WordPress admin username.

Step 5: Set the new password


In the user_pass column, select MD5 and type in the new admin password. Finally click on Go.

Step 6: You’re Done!

Your wordpress admin password has been reset.

If anyone has doubts on this topic then please do let me know by leaving comments or send me an email.

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