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How to reset wordpress admin password

5 September 2009 2 Comments


Consider this:
1) You don’t have access to phpMyAdmin.
2) Your access is limited to FTP.
and you forgot your wordpress admin panel password!!

So what do you do? Well here is the solution: (Must Read: Important Note)

Step 1): (Screenshot)
Download this file “WordPress: Reset Admin Password Script”, Extract & Upload it in your WordPress directory (it must share the same folder with wp-config.php).

Step 2): (Screenshot)
Open it in your browser (ex: http://yoursite.com/wordpress/reset_pass.php)

Step 3): (Screenshot)
Click on your Username, enter a new password and click submit, your password is updated. You can login with your new password now.

Step 4): (Screenshot)
For security reasons it is advised to either delete OR rename reset_pass.php on your server.

It can’t get simpler than that, no?

Note: This is just a re-post from my personal blog.
Important Note: Please note, this is a not a very secure way to reset your wordpress admin password, leaving the file on server could give anyone access to change any user’s account password and misuse it. so:

  1. Please delete reset_pass.php after you have changed your password
  2. Wait for an updated version of the script where you will be forced to add a security answer to the file before uploading it so we can verify against it before changing any passwords.



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