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Following the PHPMyAdmin instructions of this article fails to reset my password properly.

I go into WP_Users, find my admin account, click edit, enter my password, change the dropdown to MD5, click save, but this password does not work when I try to login to WP-Admin with this username.

Confused.

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Here is a picture explaning how to do it
be carful and backup the database befoure any changes are done

first here is a link to md5 encoder (youll need it): MD5 Encoder

howto change password in phpMyadmin

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Hope this helps ;)
Cheers, Sagive.

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Try using a web-based MD5 generator, and then paste the generated MD5 value directly into phpMyAdmin without using phpMyAdmin's MD5 function. When using the generator, choose a simple password, like "temp123" to avoid any potential issues with complexity. Then once you can login to WordPress, use the Admin Panel to change ithe password back to something strong.

If that doesn't work, try the lost password feature or the FTP method. The lost password feature is probably the easiest. If you need to, you can use phpMyAdmin to update the e-mail address associated with the e-mail account.

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Set your admin ID and run this statement in your PhpMyAdmin

UPDATE wp_users SET user_pass = MD5('12345') WHERE ID=1;
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How about changing the admin e-mail in the field specified above by Sagive and then retrieving it via /wp-login.php

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"Password reset is not allowed for this user". This user is the network admin. –  Steve Apr 2 '12 at 7:20
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