How to Reset the Admins Password in WordPress

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to reset the administrators password for WordPress in the cPanel. Sign into your cPanel and follow these steps:

1) Scroll down to Databases and click phpMyAdmin

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2) Select your WordPress database on the left hand side of your screen. For this tutorial, the database is “_WPexam”.

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3) Find wpusers and click Browse

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4) Click Edit in the admin’s row

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5) Find the user_pass field. Change the function of the field to MD5.

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6) Change the value of the password to your new desired password

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7) Click Go

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This concludes how to reset the administrators password for WordPress in the cPanel.

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One Comment on How to Reset the Admins Password in WordPress

  1. Debbie says:

    I can’t thank you enough for this! I have been unable to log in to my site until I found your great instructions…now I am back in finally. I wish I had found your site earlier…before I got such a headache from this! :) Thanks again.

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