WordPress admin password change

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Everyone of you, who use WordPress, has encountered the issue to forget the admin password. Normally you need to create strong password to be secure, on the other hand strong passwords are extremely hard to remember. You can either save them in your browser or save them in secured excel sheets or files on your computer. Either way, if you have forgotten your admin password for your WordPress site, you will need to reset it. In this WordPress tutorial, we will help you how to change your WordPress admin password.

WordPress admin password change

  1. Login to your cPanel

This is the control panel where your WordPress files are stored. Normally you can enter the cPanel using /cpanel after your domain name:

yourdomain.com/cpanel

cpanel

Once you enter the cPanel

2. Navigate to phpMyAdmin

It is under the Databases section in the cPanel. This is the place where all databases for your websites are stored. Do not panic, databases are not so hard to understand, and particularly in this WordPress admin password change tutorial, you have only 1 action to do.

phpMyAdmin

Once you click on the phpMyAdmin, you will be transferred to the page with all your databases. Find the database for your site on the left hand side. Click on it, and you will see the different WordPress tables.

3. Next click on the wp_users table.

Click on Edit beside your WordPress admin user. In the user_pass field, modify your password. From the Function drop-down, select MD5.

Finally click on Go. You should now see a success message from phpMyAdmin saying the database record was updated.

WordPress admin password change

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