I was setting up a new WordPress site. The installation went fine and I was redirected to login for the first time. I typed in the password and it didn’t work. I tried again. I tried again. Nothing work. I tried the link to reset my password but it said email wasn’t configured. Since a new WordPress installation, I probably didn’t have something set correctly. So, I did a Google search to try to figure out my options. Fortunately, there is a method to reset your password.
This method that a little understanding of the database that runs WordPress so it might seem a little complicated but I had just installed WordPress so there wasn’t much risk. I could always delete everything and install WordPress again.
The first step is to login into phpMyAdmin to access the MySQL database. There should be a way to start this program in your web hosting account. Here are the remaining steps:
Find the database table “users” though the name might start with a prefix.
Find your username and click edit
Find the column “user_pass” and enter a new password.
The key is to set the function to MD5 so the password is then encrypted.
Matt is a digital marketing strategist and the owner of ML2 Solutions, a digital marketing agency. He helps businesses increase awareness and get more leads using digital marketing. New marketing methods are confusing, always changing and difficult to figure out. Matt helps to explain things and provide solutions with clear results.