WEBFI-WordPress-How to Reset a WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin

Are you trying to reset your password and not able to get in your site? Sometimes you don’t have access to the email account that your user is set up with or your site is not correctly sending you the email. We’ve helped hundreds of users solve this issue and have created this video to help guide you on how to reset your WordPress password from phpMyAdmin.

WordPress makes it easy to reset your password on the login page but can sometimes have an issue either sending the email or you may have lost access to the email attached to your user. When this happens you would want to go through your hosting area to get to your phpMyAdmin.

This is normally under the databases section of your hosting dashboard which can be called your cPanel. Click on the link and it should open a new interface and list the databases attached to your account.

Most first time site owners should only have one database with the _users, _terms, options, and possibly tables named after plugins active on your site. Your prefix can be wp or it could be something else by your hosting’s security.

You will want to click browse for the _users table to see the users on your site. Find the user you want to change the password for and click the edit link.

Replace the text in the value field to the password you want to be your new password then in the function dropdown select MD5. Once you do that click Go/Run at the bottom of the page and it will update your password on your site.

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  • Vitor Salgado on June 25, 2020

    Thank you this work perfectly 🙂 !!

  • The Dumas Group on June 28, 2020

    Thank you so MUCH!

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    thank you

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  • Deji Akomolafe on July 14, 2020

    It worked thanks

  • Silvestar Spasov on July 23, 2020

    Nice, Thank you! 🙂

  • Hamza Moiz on August 27, 2020

    Braaavooooooo!!! I was looking for a tutorial to change my password. I forgot about the previous one. This video helped me a lot. Thank you <3 <3

  • Louis Gadza on September 17, 2020

    You're the best

  • I7emonarrow on September 19, 2020

    Lifesaver! Thank you 🙂

  • Selma Belkheir on October 2, 2020

    May god give you all the blessings that you want!!!! This worked so perfectly well

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  • eastwest51 on October 9, 2020

    Thank you! Worked perfectly

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  • Ex BT Telephone Engineer on January 4, 2021

    Thank you – Thank you – Thank you

  • AF Devs on January 19, 2021

    Thank you Very Much

  • Rituraj Das on January 25, 2021

    Thank you so much 🙏

  • Gosn Ognjen Silni on January 25, 2021

    Awesome tutorial ! thx

  • Adam clark on January 26, 2021

    How can I change password of static html website, I'm not using any CMS but accidently forgot my password.

  • Pakodev Web develpoer on March 7, 2021

    Thanks! It worked.

  • Maninder Meet on March 21, 2021

    This is the best 👍🏻

  • Matt Graves on March 24, 2021

    Outstanding, thank you!

  • chandra on April 3, 2021

    Hi, if wp site is in developer's hosting account, if he given wp super admin password to me, if I changed new password in wp dashboard, is it possible to entre & change content , through c panel ? If so , how to know & prevent his entry?

  • tech_games_ tech on April 19, 2021

    thanks YOU!!!

  • Stupid Robot Fighting League on May 2, 2021

    Thank you.

  • Eric Ssenyonga on May 4, 2021

    Thank you so much

  • anonymous on May 17, 2021

    Hey it is not working for me i have followed all steps. Can you please help me pleasee

  • Sirajum Munir on July 7, 2021

    If anyone dislike this video, they are just jealous!

  • Kepala Bergetar on July 16, 2021

    Thank you for helping people like me, keep sharing your knowledge. 🙂

  • boateo6 on July 28, 2021

    Thank you soooooo much!!!!

  • Juan León Mera Figueroa on September 27, 2021

    Great video!

  • Soraya K on October 12, 2021

    Hello ! I did exactly what you put on the video but it doesn't work.. Do you have any other solutions? It makes 2 days that I am trying to work on this issue.

  • Vipin Kumar on December 22, 2021

    Thank you

  • unknown. on January 8, 2022

    Perfect Tutorial. Thanks.

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