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How to change wordpress admin panel password from cpanel?

In this tutorial, I will show you how to change WordPress admin panel password from Cpanel with 9 easy steps.
Sometimes WordPress users forget their admin panel passwords and can’t access the admin panel. So I have created this tutorial for that user who is facing this type of issue.

Follow the steps for change WordPress admin panel password from Cpanel

Change wordpress admin panel password from cpanel

Let’s have a look step by step:

1) Login to your Cpanel

The first step is to log in to your Cpanel with your username and password. If you don’t know the Cpanel URL of your website then try “http://yourwebsite.com:2082”. This URL is work for most of the case. If you still can’t access the Cpanel, please contact your hosting provider. See the screenshot for how Cpanel looks like.

Login to your Cpanel

2) Find your database name

The second step is to find your database name. If you have only one database then you don’t need to follow this step. For finding the database name we need to go in “File Manager”. See the screenshot for how File Manager looks like.

Find your database name step-1

When you reach in File Manager then find the “public_html” and click on it.

Find your database name step-2

Next step is to find the “wp-config.php” file.

Find your database name step-3

Then right-click on “wp-config.php” file and you will see the “Edit” option there.

Find your database name step-4

Click the “Edit” button.

Find your database name step-5

Now, you will see some code in the file. Next step is to find “define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘Your Database’)”. That’s your database name. In below screenshot “demo” is our database name.

Find your database name step-6

3) Go to “phpmyadmin”

The third step is to come back to the Cpanel root. Now find “phpmyadmin” and click on it. See below screenshot.

Go to phpmyadmin

4) Find your database in phpmyadmin

In PHPMyAdmin, you will see the list of the database in the left sidebar. Find your database there and click on it.

Find your database in phpmyadmin

5) Go to “wp_users” table

When you click on the database you will see many tables will come at the right side. Now find the “wp_users” table and click on it.

Go to wp_users table

6) Click on “Edit”

After click “wp_users”, you will see the list of all users. Now click “Edit” button for change wordpress admin panel password from cpanel.

Click on Edit

7) Select “MD5” from dropdown

Then you will see some rows with details. Now find the “user_pass” row and select “MD5” option. See the screenshot.

Select MD5 from dropdown

8) Enter your new password

After select “MD5” option you can remove the old password and enter your new password in that field. you can change username also by change user_login row field. In our case “admin” is our username.

Enter your new password

9) Click on “Go” button

Now all set and click on the Go button. And the password is now changed.

Click on Go button

By following these 9 steps you can change WordPress admin panel password from Cpanel very easily.

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I hope you will like this tutorial and enjoyed it. If you have any questions then please comment below your question or contact me by contact us form. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends.

About the author

John Patel

John Patel is an experienced blogger and web developer. He always likes to learn something new. He is helping the new developers through Web development and SEO(Search Engine Optimization) tutorials, tips and tricks articles.

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