WordPress: Recovering Your Username and Password
Have you ever struggled with recovering your WordPress login credentials? Don’t worry; you are not alone! WordPress is a popular content management system that powers over 30% of all websites online. However, getting your username and password back can be a perplexing process if you are not familiar with the platform.
Step 1: Check your email account
First, check your email account. When you created your WordPress account, you provided an email address. You will use that email address to recover your username and password. On the WordPress login page, select “Lost your password.” Enter the email address, and WordPress will send you an email with a link to reset your password.
Step 2: Use the Emergency Password Reset Script
Can’t access your email account? Not to worry, try the Emergency Password Reset Script. It is a sophisticated script that enables you to reset your password without logging in to your WordPress account. Here’s how to use it:
- Log in to your WordPress account using FTP or cPanel.
- Navigate to the WordPress directory (usually public_html if you installed on the root directory of your server).
- Locate the wp-includes folder.
- Inside the wp-includes folder, look for ‘pluggable.php,’ a core WordPress file.
- Open the file in a text editor and locate the code block commencing with “function wp_set_password”.
- Replace the text between the parentheses with your new password.
- Save the modifications to the file and re-upload the file back to your WordPress installation directory.
- Recent your web page and log in to your account using the new password.
Step 3: Use phpMyAdmin
If none of the previous options works, phpMyAdmin is another solution. This database management tool allows access to and manipulation of your WordPress database. Here’s how to reset your WordPress sign-in details using phpMyAdmin:
- Log in to your cPanel account to access phpMyAdmin.
- Find your WordPress database. You should know this if you created the database yourself.
- Click on the ‘wp_users’ table.
- Select the row with your login details and click Edit.
- Replace the text in the user_pass field with your new password.
- Ensure to select MD5 in the Function column to hash the new password.
- Click the ‘Go’ button to save the changes.
- You can then log in to your WordPress account with your new password.
Now that you know how to recover your WordPress username and password, you don’t have to worry if you forget your login details. Always keep your login credentials secure to avoid this problem in the future!