How To Change Your WordPress Username & Password Through phpMyAdmin

Sun, Aug 16, 2009

Maintaining WordPress

There may be times when you need to change your username and password for your WordPress blog. Perhaps you forgot what they were, but an even bigger reason why it is good to know how to do this is if someone hacks into your blog they might change your password.

This is how you can take back control of your blog and regain access by changing your username and password through the database.

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8 Responses to “How To Change Your WordPress Username & Password Through phpMyAdmin”

  1. arfestina Says:

    ty sooo much. more than helpful. perfect! :)

  2. Jesse Rose Says:

    Thanks mate! Really helped me. Regular reset password just wasn’t working for me!!

  3. John Hoff Says:

    My pleasure. Glad to help!

  4. james Says:

    Hey John
    You make so easy and simple.
    Thanks a million

  5. John Hoff Says:

    No Problem James. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Teo Ballve Says:

    Hi John,
    I’ve tried everything (WP’s email generated pw reassignment, emergency.php script posted online, and a number of other things) and this solution did not work either. I can’t seem to get into my WP site.

    It appears that I successfully assign my pw through each method, but it keeps telling me that I’ve got invalid pw everytime I try logging into the log-in screen.

    Any ideas? Please help.



  7. Nat Says:

    A massive thank you John, my wordpress website was hacked into and I was unable to log into it to even see the damage done. I would not have had a clue what to do if it wasnt for wordpress forums leading me to this video! Thank you for putting this information up because with out it I never would have known how to get back into my site.


  8. John Hoff Says:

    Hi Nat,

    No problem. Sorry to hear about your issues with that hacker. You might also want to check out my WordPress Defender security book and videos.

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