Reset WordPress Website Password

Reset Wordpress Website Password

There are tons of queries on different freelancing sites where clients post queries likes password hacked or password forgotten and I need to recover this password. Resetting wordpress password is something you should must know if you are running a wordpress website.

Okey! Having said that, you should have access to your website’s database manager which is phpmyadmin most of the times. You can access phpmyadmin from your Cpanel account.


  1. Click phpmyadmin
  2. Select your wordpress’ database. (if you don’t know your database name, then look it up into w-config.php file in root)
  3. Open users table with prefix (which is rh_ in my case)
  4. Look for the user you are going after and click edit
  5. You’ll see some gibberish text written in user_pass field’s value column. Don’t worry. Just write in your new password in value column.
  6. Click on the function drop down and select MD5
  7. Click go

Thants it you have just reseted the password.  I have also made a video about in. Check it out




I am a web developer based in Lahore. I spend my days playing with wordpress, code igniter, wide variety of key web projects and frameworks.

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