If you have an issue with login to your WordPress dashboard or if you forgot your password you can easily recover it from your website database in your Cpanel. Of course, there is more than a way to change WordPress admin password but this one is most common and could be done in 5 easy steps:
- Step 1: Go to Php my admin area
- Step 2: Access your database
- Step 3: Open the user file
- Step 4: Edit it
- Step 5: Type your new password
Step 1: Go to PHP my admin from your Cpanel
Enter your website hosting account and go to phpMyAdmin in your database section.
Step 2: Open your website database
In case you have more than a site and you didn’t know which database you should open. go back to your dashboard and open your Apps installer in the software section. Press “installations” → “edit”. You will be able to see your database name from there.
Step 3: Find a file has the word “users” and open it
Step 4: Press on the edit button
Usually, you will see one user account which is the admin. But if you see more than one that means you have installed the demo version of your theme and it comes with a premade users list. You can easily remove any user you don’t want from there.
Step 5: Write down your new password
To make it work you need to change the user-pass to MD5 as you can see in the screenshot
After that, save the changes and you will be able to enter your WordPress admin area via your new password
Now, this is how to update wordpress password in database. if you have any questions or you got stuck at any point feel free to leave me a comment and I will do my best to respond ASAB.