Lost WORDPRESS Admin Password & Email Retrieval Is Not Functioning

 

Here are 2 simple solutions to reset your WordPress admin password.

Solution 1: PhpMyAdmin

  1. Login cPanel, click on phpMyAdmin under Databases.Lost Password - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  2. Select your WordPress database. For example: Username_wrdp1.
  3. Go to wp_users, click on Browse.Lost Password - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  4. Look for your Username and click Edit.Lost Password - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  5. Reset your password by inserting a new value into user_pass. Remember, it is case-sensitive.Lost Password - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  6. Once you completed this, click the dropdown menu under Function, and choose MD5 from the menu.
  7. At the bottom of the page, click the Go button.

Solution 2: Via FTP

  1. Login your FTP account.
  2. Go to “../wp-content/themes/(your active theme)/”, download the functions.php file.Lost Password - 10 Most Common WordPress Errors (+Solutions)
  3. Open functions.php and add the code below right after the first <?php:wp_set_password('YourNewPassword',1);

    Replace YourNewPassword with your desired new password. The “1” in the script is the user ID number in the wp_users table.

  4. Upload the edited functions.php file to your FTP.
  5. Remove the code and upload to your FTP after you’re able to login WordPress.
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