reset WordPress username and password

reset WordPress username and password from cPanel

Are you facing issue into your WordPress logging ? in this article I will share the way to reset WordPress username and password from cPanel. So let’s started.

Already WordPress has option resting the password not username if you wish you can also change the username of WordPress admin panel.

Before a few days ago my client emails me that he forgot his WordPress admin login password and also the Lost your password button is not working. He thought that hacker changes his site login details, so he wants to set new login details for the site.

After that I check the site, yes i have to face the same issue.
Some time the Lost your password link is not working correctly then clients find the developer who fixes the problem.

If you forgot your WordPress admin login then, first of all, try the WordPress default setting for rest login password . just click on the link under the login screen. Within one minute you will receive an email associated with the account go to the link and you will see an interface of resetting the password . for there you can set your new pass key for the site.

My case was the little bit different. Ask me why ?

Let me explain

When Lost your password link does not work then you need to take database help. You need to log in your website cpanel dashboard.

reset WordPress username and password

#after that type database on the search box, within few sec you will see something like bellow picture.

reset WordPress username and password

#Now you can see the menu name including PHPMyAdmin. Just click the PhpMyAdmin menu.

reset WordPress username and password

# after clicking the PHPMyAdmin a new tab will be open it should be like the below picture.

reset WordPress username and password

 

#Now select your database for the website .from the left side or you can click on the top menu Databases.

reset WordPress username and password

#Now you will all the tables which are register for the WordPress site. Now you need to pick the right table for the reset WordPress username and password. The table would be the very bottom of the rows with this name prefix_users.

reset WordPress username and password

#Now you will the edit link with a pen icon, next you will see something like the Image.

reset WordPress username and password

#here you see an option for the set new password for the user. Put your new password on the user_pass section and don’t forget to select MD5 from the drop-down. After that click on the go button.

If you don’t know what is md5 then just search on Google, you will get a lot of info about md5.
Now the new WordPress admin login password set . Go to your WordPress admin login panel put your details and go.

Let’s talk about how to change username.

You need to follow all the past steps, and on the last step, you need to replace the name of the two area user_nicename, and display_name . after that your new username ready for the existing account.

reset WordPress username and password

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: Ani : Aug 31, 2017 : Wordpress

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