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Change Your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin

We occasionally see web developers take over the management of a website yet the business owner will have no idea what their WordPress access details are. In instances such as this it’s possible to change your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin.

How to Change Your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin

1) Log in to cPanel (This can be accessed through

2) Navigate to the database section and click ‘PHP MyAdmin’

Change Your WordPress admin password via PHPMyAdmin

3) On the page that loads you will need to select the appropriate database:


4) Expand the database and select the wp_users section. You will be presented with a list of users:

WP Users

5) Now click ‘edit’ next to the user you wish to change password:

Administrator password change

6) Enter your password in the user_pass box, change the Function type to MD5 then hit ‘Go’ further down the page in the Save section.

Now you can visit your /wp-admin login page and log in using your new password…

About The Author

Scott is a UX Designer and Developer at Clook. He’s passionate about UI Design, WordPress Development and Marketing.

Working on the creative, branding and marketing side of Clook. He's involved in creating a variety of digital and print designs for us.

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