WEBFI-WordPress-How to Reset WordPress Admin Password on Localhost

If you have a local install of wordpress and lose the password it can be quite difficult to reset hat password without knowing how. The main reason this is difficult is that most local installs do not have the option to reset by email due to how they are installed. In this video, we will show you how to reset the WordPress admin password on localhost.

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Summary of this tutorial:

You will want to start by finding the phpMyAdmin for your localhost, most of the time it is localhost/phpmyadmin

The standard login information for that MySQL page is root with no password.

When you log in you will want to go to your WordPress database and find the wp_users table.

There will now be a list of users that are on your site and you will want to click edit next to the user of your choice.

You will then select the user_pass section, remove the random number and letter combination, and fill in the password in the field.

After that you need to select the MD5 in the ‘function’ column and then click the Go button at the bottom to save your changes.

You should now be able to log in to your localhost using your new password.



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  • views on September 22, 2021

    It didnt work for me! I keep getting the error establishing database connection
    localhost/wordpress/wp-admin I am trying to login like this. Help!!

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  • Habeas Corpus Canada on April 6, 2022

    Hello. After many many tries, and fiddling around, and trying a completely new password, it seems to have remembered the password. It no longer gives a red and pink error when I try to login. It acts as though it is going to login. But it doesn't login.

    I'm in localhost on xammp, with a wordpress installation I put in myself earlier tonight, which worked with the original password and admin login. After successfully importing the online version of the site using zip files produced by the wpvivid plugin, the site is there in localhost, I just can't log in after changing the password and admin! Could this be a bug in the latest wordpress 5.9.3? Anyone have any clues? Thanks in advance.

  • Peter Ayöl on April 13, 2022

    Thanks a lot, it works!

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