How to change your WordPress website’s password using phpMyAdmin

Here is the way that I use to change my WordPress site’s password if I am unable to log in or reset the password to the dashboard.

Log into phpMyAdmin.

Open your WordPress database.

Select the wp_users table and click Browse.



Now click Edit on the user whose password you want to change.

You will change the password in the row user_pass.

You will notice that WordPress stores the passwords as MD5 Hash rather than plain text.

This means that you will need to use an MD5 generators online to generate your password. I use JavaScript MD5. Simply type your password in the tool and generate MD5 results.

Copy and paste the code you get from the converter into the user_pass field and click Go to save the new password.

Let me know if you run into any issues or have any questions.