Need Help With Wordpress Login Details

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  1. stung

    stung Regular Member

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    I got a site from someone else recently and I now have all the files and database / domain name etc...but they never gave me the details to log into the wp-admin area!!

    Does anyone know how I can change these login wp-admin details now that I have all the files on my hosting? Is there even a way?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. renkman

    renkman Newbie

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    Try the username admin and the word password as the pass
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  3. stung

    stung Regular Member

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    Thanks, didn't work though

    Isn't there something I can change in a config file or similar?
     
  4. majinx

    majinx Newbie

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    Install phpmyadmin and check out this tutorial:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password
    (scroll down to "Reset through phpyadmin)
     
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  5. OldMadHatter

    OldMadHatter Junior Member

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    if you have access to the hosting account (hopefully cpanel/plesk/dreamhost) you should have a database management tool installed (as per #4, most likely phpMyAdmin). simply locate the users table in the corresponding database and reset it there.
     
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  6. stung

    stung Regular Member

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    Great stuff. Got it working now, pity the hostgator support people didn't know that - I asked them at the beginning..
     
  7. Datamaster

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    Great that you've got it working! For those stumbling upon this problem and wanting a simple way to fix it this little thingie might be of interest:

    Code:
    http://www.village-idiot.org/archives/2007/05/22/wp-emergency-password-recovery/
    I've used it on a number of occasions (yep need to get better organized) up to WP 2.8 and it's been working great. FTP to your root - Surf to URL/emergency.php - Change PW - Delete emergency.php

    May have been shared before but there you go :)