Reset a WordPress Password with phpMyadmin


This article explains how to reset a lost WordPress password using phpMyAdmin


It is highly recommended that you make a backup of your database before continuing. you can do this from backup data, backup database.

What You Need

To perform this task you will need the following itms.

  1. The name of your WordPress database. You can find this from configuration.php inside public_html directory of your website root.
  2. Your WordPress cpanel username and password.

Access phpMyAdmin

These steps explain how to access phpMyAdmin

  1. From your account cpanel, Go to the Databases group of icons, and click on phpMyAdmin
  2. When prompted Login with your cpanel username and password, Most time it automatically logins.
  3. From the list of databases, Select the database for your WordPress site.

Enter a New Password

These steps explain how to change the password in the database.

  1. In the table list, Click on the users table (Note: In our example the table prefix is “wp_” the prefix varies from site to site so don’t worry if yours is different.
  2. Click edit next to the user you want to set the password for.
  3. Engter the new password into the password box
  4. In the function box next to the password Choose MD5
  5. Click Go

The password has been reset, You can now login to WordPress with your new password.