You’ve lost your WordPress administrator password, or worse, your web designer has flown the coup and you can’t log into your WordPress dashboard?
How annoying is that!
It’s really not that hard to reset your password. I’ll explain with few easy examples below.
1. Click “Lost Your Password?”
I know, easy right?
Well, it is possible you are no longer set as the administrator, but click away. Enter every email address you believe you may have used into the Lost Your Password? box and submit. If all goes well you should receive a password reset link within seconds.
2. Use the password hack provided by WordPress
See this unnecessarily wordy page for details (Geez. Know your audience much!):
- Or, just Download this file (right click, File->Save Link As), rename to emergency.php, then upload to your website.Enter in browser http://your_domain.com/emergency.php
Just remember to delete the file after use. Doh!
3. Edit your WordPress theme’s functions.php script
See the HackRepair.com how-to on “How to add a new WordPress user without logging into WordPress”
4. Use PhpMyAdmin to change your password
Ok, one day I’ll do one of these myself. Until then, check this guys well done “how to change your WordPress password with PhpMyAdmin video”:
The Hack Repair Guy