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How to Change WordPress Password in phpMyAdmin

This guide will walk you through the process of changing your WordPress password in phpMyAdmin, a powerful database management tool. By following these steps, you can easily reset your WordPress password for improved security.


For this tutorial, you need:

  • Access to your WordPress website’s hosting control panel
  • An active phpMyAdmin installation

Step by Step Tutorial

  1. Log in to your hosting control panel and locate the phpMyAdmin tool.
  2. Click on the phpMyAdmin icon or link to open the phpMyAdmin interface.
  3. Once inside phpMyAdmin, locate and select the database associated with your WordPress website.
  4. Look for the “wp_users” table in the list of tables and click on it.
  5. Click on the “Browse” tab at the top of the page to view the content of the “wp_users” table.
  6. Locate the row with your WordPress username and click on the “Edit” button next to it.
  7. In the “user_pass” field, delete the existing password hash and enter your new password.
  8. Under the “Function” column for the “user_pass” field, select “MD5” from the dropdown menu.
  9. Click on the “Go” button at the bottom of the page to save the changes.
  10. Your WordPress password has now been successfully changed in phpMyAdmin.

It’s important to note that when you log in to your WordPress website after changing the password in phpMyAdmin, you need to use the new password you set.

Wrapping Up

I hope this short article has provided you with a helpful guide on how to change your WordPress password in phpMyAdmin. By following these steps, you can ensure the security of your WordPress website. For more insightful tips and articles, feel free to explore my website.

Rizwan Aritonang

An independent WordPress & Front-End Developer from Bandung, Indonesia.

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