If i forgot my Wordpress login but have access to Cpanel, can I find the details there?

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asked Mar 24, 2017 in Shared Hosting by SammyG (290 points)

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Yes you can.

Login to Cpanel and click on access the database via PHPmyadmin.

Look under the users table (commonly wp_users) and find your account, the login name should show and to change the password, clear the field and type in your new password and then select the dropdown under password and select MD5 and continue.


Screenshots below:


Select WordPress Database in PHPMyAdmin

Navigate to and click the table wp_users.

WordPress wp_users table


edit table row in PHPMyAdmin

Now, in the user_pass field, change the function to MD5 and enter your new password in the Value section (refer below screenshot).

change wordpress password from phpmyadmin

answered Mar 24, 2017 by Matthew Murdoch (61,160 points)
selected Mar 24, 2017 by SammyG
Thanks, that's very helpful!