I lost my password

I lost my password

I lost my password- The email doesn’t work because I just put in local host. What do I do Now? Take a deep breath, all is not lost. Here are the steps to get things back to normal.

PHPmyAdmin to the Rescue

When you need to get into the database to change your information PHPmyAdmin is the star of the show. First, open it up.

It is located on the taskbar near the time.

Once that is open it will being up your browser and you can login as root (no password).

Select the right table

2 Take a look at the left hand side of the screen. Select the table that corresponds to your site. I have several sites here in my projects folder but the one that I want is “Testing”.

Click on the underlined word (not the (+) symbol).

Editing the User

Now we need to find the right table – it is called “wp_users“.

Click on that and we can begin to “edit” to solve our problem.

Find your User

  Find your user name and click on “Edit

Changing the password

Change the drop down to read “MD5“.

Erase the password that is there

Type in your new password

Click the “GO” button

Now you can go back to your site and log in with your new password.  PHPmyAdmin also works for production sites, but remember to make your passwords secure.



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Updated on October 28, 2021