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Changing your Password

Posted 04th Oktober, 2018

Note that if you have restored your database, this will roll back your password to the previous version.

Changing password in database

It is possible to force a change of the password directly in the Wordpress database

  • Navigate to your database, either locally or using an interface such as PHPMyAdmin
  • Navigate to your database, then load the wp-users table

If using a graphical interface:

  • Find the user you would like to manage and click edit.
  • Enter a new password in the password field, and select MD5 as a function and hit Go.

If using the command line, type

UPDATE wp_users SET `password` = MD5('newpassword') WHERE user_login = 'admin'

You should now be able to login.

Alternatively you can change the email address instead and request a password reset through the Wordpress interface.