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How to change WordPress admin password (Advanced)

Posted on 12/08/2014 by

If you tried to change your WP admin password this way How to change WordPress admin password and you didn’t managed to change it then this tutorial might help you. This is how to change password directly, through phpMyAdmin in your cPanel.

1. Login into your cPanel account and go to phpMyAdmin


2. Expand your WordPress database (usually have wp suffix) and click on wp_users
3. Find user where user_login says admin (usually at the beginning with id 1) and click Edit next to it.


4. Find user_pass field and enter your desired password (password in example)
5. Expand drop-down list in field Function -> Choose MD5 (important!)
6. Click Go


Tested on phpMyAdmin 4.0.5.


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