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Resetting your WordPress Password via phpMyAdmin Print

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If you have forgotten the administrative password for your WordPress site, you can reset it by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your cPanel account.

  2. In the "Database" section, click on "phpMyAdmin".

  3. In the left-hand menu, click on the database for your WordPress site.

  4. In the main area of the page, look for a table that ends with the suffix "users". This is the table that stores user information for your WordPress site. The name of this table may not be "wp_users" if you have changed the database prefix when setting up WordPress. For example, if you have changed the prefix to "mywp", the table that stores users would be called "mywp_users".

  5. In the table, find the row for the user that you want to reset the password (usually the "admin" user).

  6. Click on the "Edit" link for that row.

  7. In the "user_pass" field, enter a new password. Make sure to select "MD5" from the dropdown menu next to the field.

  8. Click on the "Go" button to save the changes.

Your password has now been reset. You can log in to your WordPress site using the new password. Keep in mind that it may take a few minutes for the change to take effect. If you are still having trouble logging in after a few minutes, try clearing your browser cache and cookies.

If you are unable to log in to your cPanel account or access the phpMyAdmin tool, you may need to contact support for assistance. We should be able to help you reset your password and get back into your WordPress site.


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