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This is how to set back your WordPress Administrator password
There is nothing more disappointing than having your WordPress Administrator Dashboard lock you out. It is 100% possible to restore your WordPress administration password even if you have forgotten your e-mail adress. Here I give you a few different ways to set your WordPress administration password back. However, just in case it doesn't work, I'll give you two alternate ways to help you set your administrator password back even under the worst conditions.
Each WordPress installation contains an integrated utility with which you can set back your administrator password at will. While you still have control over the e-mail associated with your WordPress user name, this technique allows you to easily restore your administrator password. And if you don't have your e-mail addresses, just go to the next section because this doesn't work for you.
In order to find the WordPress Admin Password Search utility, go ahead and try logging in to your WordPress page as usual. In the WordPress login page, you should see a "Lost password? icon under the User Name and Password boxes: Click it. On the next screen, type either your WordPress user name or the e-mail that is associated with your WordPress user name and click Get New Password:
When you click this icon, WordPress sends you an e-mail with a password recovery link: click the Restore Password in e-mail message. You will then see a new password entry screen: As soon as you have entered your new password and clicked on Password recovery, you can login to your WordPress user interface as usual with your initial username/email and new password.
Keep your new password in a secure place so you don't have to change it again. It is possible that one of these gadgets or web browser is still signed in to your WordPress page if you have used other gadgets (other computer, your phone, etc.) or browser to sign in to your WordPress page.
When you can use one of these settings to gain control over your administrative Dashboard, you can set your administrative password back in the dashboard. Go to your user account at , your WordPress Dashboard sidebar: scrolling down to the account management settings at the bottom of the page and clicking the Generate Password icon next to the New Password option:
A new password is generated automatically by WordPress. This password can either be used unchanged or replaced by your own password by entering it in the field: Once you are done, make sure that you click the Update Profile icon. Then you can login to WordPress with your new password. Ok, if none of the other WordPress administration password choices worked, this third way is safe as long as you have full control over your web site hostings.
It' a little more complex because you need to get into the website data base, but I will try to make things as easy as possible for you. Wherever you work directly with your website data base, it's always a good suggestion to make sure you have an up-to-date back-up. When you can't secure your website because you are totally excluded from your administrator board, it's a good way to talk to your hosting.
You should be able to help you back up your data base without having to be signed in to WordPress. The WordPress page data base of your WordPress page will store all information about your WordPress page, your username and password included. By accessing your data base you can process everything about the contents of your website directly at the origin.
In order to get your WordPress page data base, you can use a utility named phpMyAdmin contained in almost every hosting. Suppose you are using a hosting with cPanel (which are the cheapest today ), you can get hold of your admin by searching for the admin icon in your cPanel dashboard: your admin lists every single data base on your servers.
When you have several WordPress installs, it can be a little difficult to find the right one ( ask your hosting for help if you are confused). However, if you have only one WordPress install, the correct Microsoft Word Press data base should be chosen by default: As soon as you have the correct data base, click on the wp_users spreadsheet in the area of the monitor:
In wp_users, search for the user name for the user you want to work with. Click the Modify pushbutton for this row: You will see text there - but that is not your password. This is because WordPress does something named hatching and saling to prevent your current password from being stored in the repository (which is vital for security).
Erase this text and type in your password. Then choose MD5 in the dropdown function (this hurries your password, from which WordPress will further "salt" your password if you are curious). After entering your password and selecting MD5, click Go below: Now you can login to your WordPress page with the password you have just typed into the data base.
To forget your WordPress administrator password is stressing, but it is by no means the end of the road. Most of the time, you can use the built-in WordPress Restet Administrator Password feature, which is available directly from your login page. The only thing you need to do is create the resource links, type in your new password and login again.
When this is not an optional feature because you have forgotten to gain control of your e-mail account (or something else is blocking it from working), you may be in luck and find that you are still signed in to another machine or web browsers. If none of these settings work, you can restore your password from your WordPress data base as a last step.
Your WordPress page can always be returned to you.