William Duffy

Glasgow Based C# ASP.NET Web Developer

Resetting the WordPress Admin Password

I support a lot of WordPress systems and find a common occurence to be adminstrators forgetting their password.

In order to reset the admin password I run the following simple SQL query against the WordPress database using MySql query browser.

Replace your_database and your_password as required.

	user_pass = MD5('your_password')
	user_login = 'admin';

Note: You can of course use the snippet above for any user, but if it’s not the admin password requiring a reset perhaps using the login area will be easier.

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  1. Nice one, this will be getting bookmarked :)

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  1. Jack Osborne

    Nice one, this will be getting bookmarked :)

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