WordPress - Reset Username/Password (even if you've forgotten your username or email)

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Reset your WordPress Username/Password (even if you've forgotten your username or email)



The easiest way to reset your Wordpress login details is to go to your login page (eg: yourdomain.net.au/wp-login.php) and click on thelost password link:



If that doesn't work (or you've forgotten the username/email, or no longer have access to that email address) there's another way to do this.


Step 1 - Log in to cPanel (click here for a guide) and click on the PHPMyAdmin Tool






Step 2 - Select the correct database for your Wordpress installation and click on the + sign:




NOTE: If you're not sure which one it is, go to your public_html or domain root folder and open the wp-config.php file. You'll see a line similar to the image bellow, which will give the DB's name:





Step 3 - (1) Look for the wp_users entry. Click on it, then (2) click Edit next to the user who's password you wish to change:





Step 4 - Type in a new Password in the user_pass field:






Next, click on the down arrow to reveal the menu and select MD5:





Now just scroll down the bottom, select save and click go. Your password is now changed!




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