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 the lost 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.
- Log in to cPanel (click here for a guide
) and click on the PHPMyAdmin Tool
- 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 database name:Step 3
) Look for the wp_users entry. Click on it, then (2
) click Edit
next to the user who's password you wish to change:
- Type in a new Password in the user_pass field:
, 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!