How to Reset a Password for phpMyAdmin


phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in the Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) scripting language, which is intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. Most people find it difficult to understand the concept of user management with regard to phpMyAdmin. When logging into phpMyAdmin, the username and password pass directly to the MySQL sever. If you forget your password, you will need to enter a new one to access your server.

  • Open an Internet browser of your choice by double-clicking one of the shortcuts, and then log in to your "phpMyAdmin" account and click the "Database" list.

  • Click a "WordPress" database from the list and the "Small" icon near the "wp_users" row, which is in the Action column.

  • Read the first line on the next screen that opens. This shows a list of people registered on your blog. User ID 1 is your ID---the blog owner. The long string of numbers under the "user_pass" column is your password.

  • Click the "Pen" icon and delete the long string of characters inside the "Value" box. This is next to the "user_pass" on the Details Screen, which shows up under User Details.

  • Type a new password in the box and select "MD5" from the drop-down menu under the Functions column.

  • Double-check that you entered your new password correctly and click the "Go" button at the bottom of the screen. Your new password will display under the Changed Password section. Log out of your phpMyAdmin account to complete the process.

Tips & Warnings

  • The password is case sensitive; remember exactly how you typed this password in the field.
  • phpMyAdmin is a powerful tool so use with care.

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