How To Reset Your WordPress Admin Password from your cPanel Posted on by Webmaster IT Support Forum › Forums › Website Development › CMS › WordPress › Troubleshooting › How To Reset Your WordPress Admin Password from your cPanel This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Webmaster 3 years, 3 months ago. Author Posts June 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm #188 WebmasterKeymaster Forgotten your WordPress admin password or been hacked and need to reset your password? You can reset your WordPress admin password from the cPanel by doing the following: Log onto your WordPress hosting Navigate to your WordPress directory Open the wp-config.php file From this file, find out your database name Log into your cPanel Launch phpMyAdmin On the left hand side, expand the database for the WordPress website that you want to reset the admin password for Find and click on the xxx_users table (xxx will be whatever you set it to be when you installed WordPress. The default is wp_users). This will likely be the last table in the database Click the pencil icon to edit the database record for your admin user / password, that you want to reset Next, download an MD5 hash tool Use the hash tool to encrypt the password you want to reset your admin password to Overwrite the old password with the encrypted password Your WordPress admin password is now reset – log in with the unencrypted password you entered into the MD5 hash tool. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.