Step by Step Guide to Recover WordPress Password from Control Panel

March 15, 2016
wordpress password recovery

Nevertheless to say WordPress is most used CMS (Content Management System) in the world. As Web-Developer we use WordPress to save time and minimize our hardship. This wonderful CMS have highest and easiest features than any other CMS. We use different user-name and password for us or for our clients.

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But the worst thing is when we forget the password, even user ID and Email address used for registration. We even do not know – we are using wrong user name or password. Trying several times with wrong password or ID – may block your site login for an hour or more.

So the best way to get your user name and password is checking your database file. Try with correct username. If not work, change your password in the database file. Use the correct password and User-ID , this will help you to log in successfully.

Step by Step Guide to Recover WordPress Password from Cpanel

login to cpanelStep 1 : The most important part for recover your password from Cpanel is you have access on your Cpanel. You must have to logged-in in your Cpanel first. If you forget your CPanel login. You must have to contact with hosting provider with service buying email address. They will send a reset link to your mail address. So our first step is login in your Cpanel.

Step 2 :
In second step , you need your database name. In which database your specific web site is running you have to figure it out. Multiple WordPress site can run in a single hosting. Database for different WordPress site is also different. So enter on file manager from public_html. Find correct web directory. Open wp-config.php file as shown in image.

file manager

wp-config file in cpanel

finding database name

Step 3 : Now you know database name in which your WordPress site is running. For us it is “therevie_wp245”. All WordPress user and other WordPress data are importing here. Our next step is opening “PhpMyAdmin” section from our Cpanel home. Follow image below. Or this can be accessible to this path.

=>> Cpanel > Database Area > PhpMyAdmin

php my admin

Step 4 : Step four is selecting specific user from the database name shown below. Flow chart can be => PhpMyAdmin > “Database (therevie_wp245) ”  > wpth_user > click on edit .

wp user

Step 5 : In user pass row you have to select “MD5”. This is most important part. Than in value field write your new password and press go button from below. You will get the success message then.

Try your new login. This should work must.


If you want more easy solution for recover your WordPress password. You can check this step by step video tutorial for solving your problem.

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