How To Change WordPress Default Username and Password July 9, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Wordpress - 3.
Tags: change password, WordPress
During installation of your WordPress CMS you where asked to configure a username and password . It can happen , after the installation process , you may need to change these credentials . Although WordPress does not allow you to change ” username ” via it’s administration panel , we can bypass these limitations . I’ll present four ways to change these credentials , it’s up to you to use the method that pleased your administration strategies .
- Directly from the WordPress administration panel : As aforementioned this method does not allow you to change ” usernames” . Go to Dashboard -> Users tab -> All-Users -> Select-the-user-you-want-configure -> Change-Credentials -> Update-User
- Using the wp-optimize plugin
- Using the mysql command line :
UPDATE 'wordpress'.'wp_users' SET 'user_pass' = MD5( 'andoniou123' ) WHERE 'wp_users'.'user_login' = 'andoniou' ;
- Using graphical web-application ( phpMyadmin ) :
- Login your phpMyadmin administration board and select the database where WordPress in installed .
- Select ” wp_users” table
- All users that are registered for your WordPress installation are listed . Select the user that it’s credentials need to be changed
- Change credentials . Don’t forget to select ” MD5 ” for the “user_pass” field ( this will encrypt your password)
- Save changes by clicking ” Go” .
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