When I created my WordPress website, I was given an admin login username and password. However, I have forgotten both. What is the procedure to find my WordPress admin login username and password from the file or database?

  • Check wp_users table in your database for Username/Email and then you can use forgot password option. Feb 7, 2019 at 9:18

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Login your cPanel after that click database->phpMyAdmin after that click your database that has install your WordPress, you find "wp_users" data table and then click edit after that select user_pass->md5 and write new password this input field, after this process click "Go" button and login your WordPress admin panel. I think it's work

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You can see your username but can't see your password. However, you can reset your current password.

Simply, Click on phpMyAdmin option and this will open in new tab and here you need to select your WordPress database. (You can verify your database details from wp-config.php file)

You will see the list of all the tables in your WordPress database. Now you have to look for the “{table-prefix}_users’ (by default table will be wp_users) table in the list and click on the browse link placed next to it with many other options.

You will now see a number of rows in your WordPress users table. Click on the edit button placed next to the username where you want to change the password.

You will see a form filled up with all the user information fields needed.

Now, the major step of this method is to delete the value in the user_pass field and replace it with a new password. You will find a function column placed right before the null value column. You need to click on it and select MD5 from the drop-down menu and click the GO option.

Now you can visit /wp-admin and enter your username and password :).

  • How is this answer different from that of @Himadree ? Aug 1, 2022 at 9:18

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