WordPress comes with an admin user account that has full access to the WordPress dashboard. This account is usually used for administrative tasks such as setting up the website, creating new users, and managing content.
Sometimes, it may be necessary to change the password of the WordPress admin user from the database. Maybe you forgot the password and are unable to reset it, or you wish to increase the security of your website by giving the admin account a more secure password. Whatever the reason, it is possible to change the WordPress admin user password from the database.
In order to change the WordPress admin user password from the database, you will need access to the database. If you are using a hosting provider, you can usually access the database through a web interface such as phpMyAdmin.
Once you have logged into the database, you will need to select the database that contains your WordPress installation. You can usually find this by looking for the “wp_” prefix in the table names.
Once you have selected the correct database, you will need to find the table named “wp_users”. This is where all your WordPress user accounts are stored.
In the “wp_users” table, you will need to locate the row that contains the admin user. You can usually identify this by the “user_login” field, which should be set to “admin”.
Once you have located the admin user row, you will need to locate the “user_pass” field. This field contains the encrypted version of the password, so you will need to replace it with the new encrypted password.
To generate the encrypted version of the new password, you can use a tool such as the WordPress Password Hash Generator. This tool will generate an encrypted version of the new password that you can copy and paste into the “user_pass” field.
Once you have updated the “user_pass” field with the new encrypted password, you will need to save the changes to the database. Once the changes have been saved, you can log into the WordPress admin panel with the new password.
Changing the WordPress admin user password from the database is a relatively simple process, but it should only be done by experienced users who understand the risks associated with making changes to the database.