How To Reset Admin Password Of A WordPress Site, If You Forgot?


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How To Reset WordPress Aadmin Password?


Anyway, many people know that, and that is very complicated work, so today I’m making you understand very easy process, for which you can reset WordPress admin password very easily.


Many people say that, it can be done from forgetting password. But if your host off mail function, then what will you do? So today this is my tutorial. At first make a file with the name of reset.php in your WordPress directory. Then save it by setting following code in that file.

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require './wp-blog-header.php';
function meh() {
    global $wpdb;
    if (isset($_POST['update'])) {
        $user_login = (empty($_POST['e-name']) ? '' : sanitize_user($_POST['e-name']));
        $user_pass  = (empty($_POST[ 'e-pass' ]) ? '' : $_POST['e-pass']);
        $answer = (empty($user_login) ? '<div id="message" class="updated fade"><p><strong>The user name field is empty.</strong></p></div>' : '');
        $answer .= (empty($user_pass) ? '<div id="message" class="updated fade"><p><strong>The password field is empty.</strong></p></div>' : '');
        if ($user_login != $wpdb->get_var("SELECT user_login FROM $wpdb->users WHERE ID = '1' LIMIT 1")) {
            $answer .="<div id='message' class='updated fade'><p><strong>That is not the correct administrator username.</strong></p></div>";
        if (empty($answer)) {
            $wpdb->query("UPDATE $wpdb->users SET user_pass = MD5('$user_pass'), user_activation_key = '' WHERE user_login = '$user_login'");
            $plaintext_pass = $user_pass;
            $message = __('Someone, hopefully you, has reset the Administrator password for your WordPress blog. Details follow:'). "\r\n";
            $message  .= sprintf(__('Username: %s'), $user_login) . "\r\n";
            $message .= sprintf(__('Password: %s'), $plaintext_pass) . "\r\n";
            @wp_mail(get_option('admin_email'), sprintf(__('[%s] Your WordPress administrator password has been changed!'), get_option('blogname')), $message);
            $answer="<div id='message' class='updated fade'><p><strong>Your password has been successfully changed</strong></p><p><strong>An e-mail with this information has been dispatched to the WordPress blog administrator</strong></p><p><strong>You should now delete this file off your server. DO NOT LEAVE IT UP FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND!</strong></p></div>";
    return empty($answer) ? false : $answer;
$answer = meh();
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
    <title>WordPress Emergency PassWord Reset</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type'); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('wpurl'); ?>/wp-admin/wp-admin.css?version=<?php bloginfo('version'); ?>" type="text/css" />
    <div class="wrap">
        <form method="post" action="">
            <h2>WordPress Emergency PassWord Reset</h2>
            <p><strong>Your use of this script is at your sole risk. All code is provided "as -is", without any warranty, whether express or implied, of its accuracy, completeness. Further, I shall not be liable for any damages you may sustain by using this script, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential.</strong></p>
            <p>This script is intended to be used as <strong>a last resort</strong> by WordPress administrators that are unable to access the database.
                Usage of this script requires that you know the Administrator's user name for the WordPress install. (For most installs, that is going to be "admin" without the quotes.)</p>
            echo $answer;
            <p class="submit"><input type="submit" name="update" value="Update Options" /></p>
            <fieldset class="options">
                <legend>WordPress Administrator</legend>
                <label><?php _e('Enter Username:') ?><br />
                    <input type="text" name="e-name" id="e-name" class="input" value="<?php echo attribute_escape(stripslashes($_POST['e-name'])); ?>" size="20" tabindex="10" /></label>
                <fieldset class="options">
                    <label><?php _e('Enter New Password:') ?><br />
                    <input type="text" name="e-pass" id="e-pass" class="input" value="<?php echo attribute_escape(stripslashes($_POST['e-pass'])); ?>" size="25" tabindex="20" /></label>
                <p class="submit"><input type="submit" name="update" value="Update Options" /></p>

Now entering in, you can reset the password.

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