(Tips) How to recover WordPress Admin password for Beginner

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  1. Khung Long

    Khung Long New Member

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    If you forget your admin password, follow these steps to recover WordPress admin password!

    Method 1. Use the password recovery feature
    Only applies when hosting does not turn off the mail function. If hosting is turned off, you will not receive a recovery email.
    So, if you do not receive the email, ask the hosting provider to turn it on.

    Visit the wordpress login page under the link: wpcodeless.com/wp-admin or wpcodeless.com/wp-login.php

    with: wpcodeless.com is your domain name

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    Click Lost your password?

    Enter your username or email address and click Get New Password.

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    Check your email

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    Only applies when hosting does not turn off the mail function. If hosting is turned off, you will not receive a recovery email.
    So, if you do not receive the email, ask the hosting provider to turn it on.

    Method 2. Create a new password in phpMyAdmin
    If you have a hosting account, sign in.

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    Find Databases and click on phpMyAdmin

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    Select the Database of your website, and look for the WP_USERS line

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    Find your username, and select Edit

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    In field 1, type your new password. In field 2, select MD5

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    Click Go

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    Done

    Method 3. Create new password with FTP Account
    If you do not have a Hosting account, only FTP account, you can do the following:

    Open File Zilla, download File Zilla at: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client

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    Find the functions.php file at wp-content/themes/your-theme/functions.php

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    Insert the following code at the end of functions.php

    wp_set_password( ‘[email protected]’, 1 );

    with [email protected] is your new password, and 1 is your admin account ID.

    Try signing in again. If successful, remove the code above.

    If you login error. Please delete the above code and log back in

    Method 4. Use PHP Script

    Create a file long.php in the website directory with the following content:

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    PHP:
    <?php
    /*
        This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
            it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
            the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
            (at your option) any later version.

        This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
            but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
            MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
            GNU General Public License for more details.

        You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
            along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
            Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
    */

    require './wp-blog-header.php';

    function 
    meh() {
        global 
    $wpdb;

        if ( isset( 
    $_POST['update'] ) ) {
            
    $user_login = ( empty( $_POST['e-name'] ) ? '' sanitize_user$_POST['e-name'] ) );
            
    $user_pass  = ( empty( $_POST'e-pass' ] ) ? '' $_POST['e-pass'] );
            
    $answer = ( empty( $user_login ) ? '<div id="message" class="updated fade"><p><strong>The user name field is empty.</strong></p></div>' '' );
            
    $answer .= ( empty( $user_pass ) ? '<div id="message" class="updated fade"><p><strong>The password field is empty.</strong></p></div>' '' );
            if ( 
    $user_login != $wpdb->get_var"SELECT user_login FROM $wpdb->users WHERE ID = '1' LIMIT 1" ) ) {
                
    $answer .="<div id='message' class='updated fade'><p><strong>That is not the correct administrator username.</strong></p></div>";
            }
            if ( empty( 
    $answer ) ) {
                
    $wpdb->query"UPDATE $wpdb->users SET user_pass = MD5('$user_pass'), user_activation_key = '' WHERE user_login = '$user_login'" );
                
    $plaintext_pass $user_pass;
                
    $message __'Someone, hopefully you, has reset the Administrator password for your WordPress blog. Details follow:' ). "\r\n";
                
    $message  .= sprintf__'Username: %s' ), $user_login ) . "\r\n";
                
    $message .= sprintf__'Password: %s' ), $plaintext_pass ) . "\r\n";
                @
    wp_mailget_option'admin_email' ), sprintf__'[%s] Your WordPress administrator password has been changed!' ), get_option'blogname' ) ), $message );
                
    $answer="<div id='message' class='updated fade'><p><strong>Your password has been successfully changed</strong></p><p><strong>An e-mail with this information has been dispatched to the WordPress blog administrator</strong></p><p><strong>You should now delete this file off your server. DO NOT LEAVE IT UP FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND!</strong></p></div>";
            }
        }

        return empty( 
    $answer ) ? false $answer;
    }

    $answer meh();
    ?>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
        <title>WordPress Emergency PassWord Reset</title>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="<?php bloginfo'html_type' ); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo'charset' ); ?>" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo'wpurl' ); ?>/wp-admin/wp-admin.css?version=<?php bloginfo'version' ); ?>" type="text/css" />
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="wrap">
            <form method="post" action="">
                <h2>WordPress Emergency PassWord Reset</h2>
                <p><strong>Your use of this script is at your sole risk. All code is provided "as -is", without any warranty, whether express or implied, of its accuracy, completeness. Further, I shall not be liable for any damages you may sustain by using this script, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential.</strong></p>
                <p>This script is intended to be used as <strong>a last resort</strong> by WordPress administrators that are unable to access the database.
                    Usage of this script requires that you know the Administrator's user name for the WordPress install. (For most installs, that is going to be "admin" without the quotes.)</p>
                <?php
                
    echo $answer;
                
    ?>
                <p class="submit"><input type="submit" name="update" value="Update Options" /></p>

                <fieldset class="options">
                    <legend>WordPress Administrator</legend>
                    <label><?php _e'Enter Username:' ?><br />
                        <input type="text" name="e-name" id="e-name" class="input" value="<?php echo attribute_escapestripslashes$_POST['e-name'] ) ); ?>" size="20" tabindex="10" /></label>
                    </fieldset>
                    <fieldset class="options">
                        <legend>Password</legend>
                        <label><?php _e'Enter New Password:' ?><br />
                        <input type="text" name="e-pass" id="e-pass" class="input" value="<?php echo attribute_escapestripslashes$_POST['e-pass'] ) ); ?>" size="25" tabindex="20" /></label>
                    </fieldset>

                    <p class="submit"><input type="submit" name="update" value="Update Options" /></p>
                </form>
            </div>
        </body>
    </html>
    <?php exit; ?>
    Open link: wpcodeless.com/long.php

    with wpcodeless.com is your domain name.

    Enter Username and New Password

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    Try signing in with this new password. If successful, delete the long.php file to prevent others from changing your password ^^
     
  2. tyler

    tyler Staff
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    Very informative - thank you for sharing!
     

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