- October 10, 2017
- Posted by: wp
- Category: Reset WordPress password
This problem arises when you have forgotten or lost your password for accessing your WordPress dashboard. So here are a few options that you can use to recover your password.
- Reset your password via email:
You can easily reset your forgotten password via email by simply logging in to your WordPress dashboard.
Here are the following steps that you should follow:
Step 1: Go to your WordPress login page.
Step 2: Click on lost your password.
Step 3: Enter the Username or E-mail of your WordPress admin user, then click on Get New secret.
Step 4: Enter the Username or E-mail of your WordPress admin user, then click on Get New secret.
Step 5: Short in your New secret, confirm it, then click on Reset secret.
Also See: How to change or reset WordPress password
- Reset your password via phpMyAdmin:
You can also modify your WordPress password through phpMyAdmin.
Here are the following steps you should follow:
Step 1: Login to Cpanel.
Step 2: Click on phpMyAdmin in the database section.
Step 3: Click on the name of your WordPress information.
Step 4: Now click on the wp_users table.
Step 5: Click on Edit.
Step 6: Within the user_pass field, paste your password. Now From the drop-down, select MD5.
Step 7: Now you will see a successful message from phpMyAdmin that the information is updated
- Using the Emergency secret Reset Script:
If the above methods don’t work then use Emergency secret Reset Script, which is not a plugin rather a PHP Script.
Here are the steps that should be followed:
Step 1: Copy the emergency script from Emergency password script and put it into a file named emergency.php located in the root of your WordPress installation.
Step 2: Open http://example.com/emergency.php in your browser.
Step 3: Now enter the Admin username and new password. Now click on Update. A message will be displayed saying password changed.
Step 4: Now once you are done with step 3, delete emergency.php from your server.
Note:- Do not leave it on your server as someone else can use it to reset your password.