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Resetting Your Password md5 way

31st October 2013

Admin WP

wordpress category

Through phpMyAdmin

Begin by logging into phpMyAdmin and click databases.

A list of databases will appear. Click your WordPress database.

All the tables in your database will appear. If not, click Structure.

Look for wp_users.

Click on the icon for browse.

Locate your Username under user_login

Click edit

Your user_id will be shown, click on Edit

Next to the user_pass is a long list of numbers and letters.

Select and delete these and type in your new password.

Type in the password you want to use. Just type it in normally, but remember, it is case-sensitive.

In this example, the new password will be ‘rabbitseatcarrots’

Once you have done that, click the dropdown menu indicated, and select MD5 from the menu.

Check that your password is actually correct, and that MD5 is in the box.

Click the ‘Go’ button to the bottom right.

Test the new password on the login screen. If it doesn’t work, check that you’ve followed these instructions exactly.


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