How to Change/Recover Your WordPress Password Via phpMyAdmin

Changing your nominated password directly through phpMyAdmin will not work since it is automatically encrypted by WordPress MD5 hash function, follow this instruction instead.

I presume you already know how to go to your phpMyAdmin, just contact your Hosting Provider if not.

Go to wp_users (database table) and click edit icon like what you can see in the screenshot below.
Change Password phpMyAdmin

The next screen will show you a user fields as shown below but don’t put your nominated password directly since you need to encrypt it using MD5 Hash Generator tool found at and you can get similar character format like what you can see below:

MD5 Encrypted Characters


Then paste it to password field and click Go.

saving your password

MD5 Hash Generator Tool Screenshot

md5 hash generator

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