How to change WordPress username and password via cPanel

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Learn how to view and change your WordPress username and password via cPanel. You can easily change your WordPress username and password through phpMyAdmin via cPanel.

In case you forgot your WordPress password, you can click “Lost your password?” link at the login page and WordPress will send you a link to your mailbox to reset your password.

Alternatively, there is another method to view and change your WordPress username and password. You need to log in into your cPanel and go to phpMyAdmin. Detail step-by-step is provided in the following.

How to change WordPress username and password via cPanel

Step 1: Login to your cPanel.

Step 2: Under “Databases” menu click “phpMyAdmin” icon.

Step 3: On the left hand-side menu, click your WordPress database. It will list down all available tables in the database.

Step 4: From the table list, click on user table. It will list down all registered users in the database.

  • Example of user table name: [your database name]_0users

Step 5: From the user list, select your username  and click “Edit” button.

Step 6: At “user_login”: Under “Value” box, key in your new username.

Step 7: At “user_pass”: Under “Function” drop-down box, select “MD5”. Under “Value” box, key in your new password.

Step 8: Click “Go” button to save the changes. Done.

Now you can log in into your WordPress site using your new username and password.

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