Change WordPress admin password without email access


There is a multitude of ways to change the admin password for a wordpress installation. Do a Google search, if you don’t like this one.

I find the easiest  to change it directly in the database (database details can be looked up, if you have FTP access and can look at wp-config.php)

  1. Create an MD5 encrypted password –
  2. Log in to your database : Home > Database Management > phpMyAdmin
  3. Credentials can be found on Home > Database Management > MySQL User
  4. Once logged in, find the wp_users table in your database
  5. Select the user you want to change by clicking on the pencil icon
  6. Change the user_pass field by copying the MD5 password created above into the field. Make sure MD5 is selected for the changes to reflect.

Then you can log in again.