How to reset your WordPress password via phpMyAdmin

Do you want to reset your WordPress password with phpMyAdmin? If you can't reset your WordPress password, there are ways to reset it directly in the WordPress database using phpMyAdmin. In this article we will show you how you can easily reset your WordPress password using phpMyAdmin.
Why did you reset your WordPress password from phpMyAdmin?
WordPress makes it easy for you to reset your password. You can directly enter the login screen and click the "Forgot your password" link..

If you click it, you need to reset the password page where you can enter a username or email address to reset the password. WordPress will then send the password reset link to the email address associated with the user's account.

However, if you do not have access to an e-mail address or your WordPress site cannot send e-mail, you cannot reset your password.
In this case you have to reset your WordPress password directly in the database. The easiest way is with phpMyAdmin.
With this in mind, we want to see how you can easily reset your WordPress password using phpMyAdmin.
How to protect your WordPress password from PhpMyAdmin
First of all you have to enter the cPanel dashboard from your WordPress hosting account. Then you have to click on the phpMyAdmin symbol in the database area





This starts the phpMyAdmin application, where you have to choose your WordPress database.


You will now see a list of tables in your WordPress database. Now you should see the table with the wp _users table prefix in this list and click the "View" link next to it.


Note: The names of tables in your WordPress database may have different table prefixes than what we display on our screen.
You will now see lines in your WordPress user table. Go ahead and click the Edit button next to the username where you want to change your password.


Note: The names of tables in your WordPress database may have different table prefixes than what we display on our screen.
You will now see lines in your WordPress user table. Go ahead and click the Edit button next to the username where you want to change your password.
PhpMyAdmin shows you a form with all user information fields.
You must delete the value in the user_pass field and replace it with your new password. In the function column, select MD5 from the dropdown menu and click the Go button

Your password is encrypted with MD5 hashes and then stored in a database.
Congratulations! You have successfully changed your WordPress password with phpMyAdmin.
Now some of you may be wondering why we chose the MD5 hash for password encryption.
In earlier versions, WordPress used the MD5 hash to encrypt passwords. Since WordPress 2.5, stronger encryption technology has been used. However, WordPress continues to recognize MD5 to ensure compatibility.
After you identify yourself using a password string that is saved as an MD5 hash, WordPress will recognize and change it using the latest encryption algorithm.
We hope that in this article you will learn how to reset your WordPress password with phpMyAdmin.

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