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WordPress help: Lost password for my Admin login

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by kclark, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. kclark

    kclark Newbie

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    The only advice that the idiots at the wordpress support board had for me is a link to a 7 year old FAQ on different ways to reset.
    This is very frustrating for me. Lately I've been toying around with 3 different sites, and the one I lose my admin password to was the strongest and had a higher ranking in google than my others. For some reason I was logged out immediately after I accidentally got my site stuck in a redirect loop.

    Now, because my page is in this redirect loop, I'm not ranking in G at any position for all the words I used to be :(

    Anyways, could someone on here PLEASE give me a simple way in terms an amateur could understand, what is the easiest or fastest way to reset my password? Is there a simple way to do it through FTP?

    (yes i've tried the reset by email way, I don't think this feature has ever worked in WP)
     
  2. virtualc08

    virtualc08 Supreme Member

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    Usually the rest by email option works quite well, do check your spam folder.

    Anyways since that is not happening I will tell you a very simple way.

    1. Log into Cpanel
    2. Look for phpMyadmin
    3. Once you are in there, look for the database of the website for which you want to change the password.
    4. Click on that database and you will be presented with some rows where you should be looking for wp_user.
    5. CLick on edit and you will see user pass there which you should be changing.
    6. Type in your new password and choose MD5 from the drop down next to it.
    7. Hit save and you are good to go.

    Here is a tutorial with images :

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

    ( Scroll down for the phoMyadmin method )

    It's actually very simple.
     
  3. jeanlance

    jeanlance Power Member

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    hey OP ,

    Resetting password is the easiest way you can do it by going to yoursite.com/wp-admin this will have forgot password option

    Second method is by going to your database open in phpmyadmin and there fine table with users you can change the email there and reset it back from wordpress backend page

    If you need assistance in that add me on skype : floralchamp
     
  4. ice41

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    Do you have access to your hosting? If yes, check your wp-config.php > copy the database name. Search for md5 converter, put your password > copy the converted string.

    Back to your hosting > mysql database > phpmyadmin > db name > users table > password > paste your md5 and hit go / save.

    Hope this will help you :)
     
  5. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Or use the cpanel login above to ensure that the admin has an email address is one you have access to and then go to www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin - and click Forgot Password. Then you can send the reset password for that admin account to your email. I had to do that once for a wordpress account that I had forgotten the password to and the email was wrong.
     
  6. kclark

    kclark Newbie

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    Thanks for all the tips guys, but still no luck. I've tried the 'Forgot Password' email link many, many times and have never received anything. I made sure the email was correct to the admin account.
    I tried the phpMyAdmin route multiple times, with no luck. I save it, I've tried multiple different passwords with this method. When I go back to my login screen I enter in my username and password and when I click login it just clears everything out with no error or anything.

    I'm about to just say f*** it and delete it and start over from scratch if I can't find anything soon. I tried every method that the wordpress quide mentions too including the other cPanel and FTP methods.

    :( any other ideas or even an idea as to why this would happen?
     
  7. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    use the phpmyadmin method. You are editing your database so whatever credentials you put in there will work. You are above wordpress "admin" you are logged in as your cpanel user which controls all your databases under your hosting account
     
  8. kclark

    kclark Newbie

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    I tried this method multiple times, all the credentials match, but when I try to log in after saving, nothing happens when I hit 'Log In'. The fields just clear out and nothing happens
     
  9. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    try another browser or delete your cache. also change the admin email and try resend password like oldsalt said
     
  10. mickyfu

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    I have been locked out of my websites before by my host, they ban your IP if you log in with the wrong password so many times. Contact your host.
     
  11. rkwebs

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    its simpple Login Your Cpanel go through phpmyadmin open your database then user table and change your password all done :D
     
  12. JustUs

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    For all ya'll, Wordpress does not email the administrative password.
     
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  13. themubeen

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    seems like there is some problem with your WP Install. guess its better to backup the DB and do a clean install again.
     
  14. Web Echo

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    If you still need help then PM me your hosting username and password. I will fix it for you.
     
  15. Amsterdammer

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    If you have backups, just reinstall. You seem to have tried the rest of the options and turning cookies on and allowing on NoScript, my first thought, won't help you since you logged in to it before. Good luck. :) Don't be emailing your website or credentials to people.