Of the multiple ways to change the WordPress Admin Account password, this article will guide you through four of the most popular options for admin users.
You can easily change your WordPress Admin Account password directly in the database. To do so, access your database in the phpMyAdmin utility and open the Users table. Find the record for your WordPress Admin Account and enter the new password using MD5 as the Function value for the encryption method.
1. As the existing admin user, log in to your WordPress site and go to the WordPress Admin Dashboard.
2. Click Users from the left menu.
3. Click Add New in the top area.
4, Fill out the user details and set the role to Administrator.
5. Click Add New User in the bottom area.
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WordPress is a user-friendly application that used by the majority of web hosting providers. The core tasks of the website are primarily managed over the WordPress Admin Dashboard (also known as the wp-admin page) by the client's admin user. With regard to access to the wp-admin page, the credentials are used for logging in are the admin user's username and password. It is always best to use a hyper-secure strong password for the admin user's account.
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There are multiple methods for changing the WordPress Admin Account password, and this article will guide through the four options most popular options you available for WordPress admins.
First things first, it would help if you had your current WordPress Admin Account password to properly administer your site. If you have forgotten it, navigate to your login page, then click the Lost your password? text.
You need to provide the email address used for the admin user, and they will be sent an email with the steps for resetting the lost password. Then, click on the confirmation link inside that email.
In the Nexcess Client Portal you may access the phpMyAdmin utility from the panel and reset the admin password. The phpMyAdmin utility is a popular and free open-source tool used for administering MySQL with a web browser. Typical operations such as the management of databases, tables, indexes, permissions, and so on are executed with the user interface. Administrators can also use the phpMyAdmin utility to execute any SQL statement directly.
To access the phpMyAdmin utility from the Nexcess Panel, the MySQL option would be shown as follows:
Then you will click the option to Launch phpMyAdmin from the panel after clicking MySQL.
Please note, that to access the database from outside the environment, you may use third-party tools. However, the phpMyAdmin utility access can be done only from the Nexcess Panel.
After launching the phpMyAdmin application, select the database corresponding to the application, and from the database tables listed, access the Users table (wp-users in lowercase text).
Then select the user to edit, and in this case it would be the admin user, and click the Edit option.
Then, as you scan the user details to edit, go to the user_pass field. Type the password in normal text, allowing the system to store the password in the encrypted format selected via the value in the Function field. In case shown in the image below, the MD5 encryption algorithm is being used, which is recommended.
Provide the secure password you wish to use and then click Go.
This method shows how to change your password through the WordPress Admin Dashboard by following the steps below:
Navigate to your administrative login page. Log in using your existing WordPress Admin Account credentials and then navigate to your WordPress Admin Dashboard:
From the WordPress Admin Dashboard, select Users > Your Profile:
Scroll to the Account Management section. Click Generate Password. You may either use the generated password or create one yourself. Save your password in a secure location and then click Update Profile:
To view the list of WordPress users of your application so that you can get the needed admin user details for the password reset, use the # wp user list command from the WordPress site document root location.
Check the available users that are authorized to edit your WordPress site, including the WordPress Admin Account, with the following:
# wp user list
This command will show the username, email associated, user ID, and other account details. For the password reset, we need to use user ID or username:
# wp user update <id> --user_pass=<password>
Here, <id> is the user ID and <password> is the new password to be set for the user with the ID mentioned above.
Or execute the following command:
# wp user update <username>--user_pass=
Here, you replace <username> with the username and <password> with the new password you want to set for the user with the username mentioned above.
$ wp user reset-password admin editor
Here, you have reset passwords for the admin and editor users:
Success: Passwords reset for 2 users.
In this example above, the usernames are being used for admin and editor.
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