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How to change user password directly in WordPress Database?


Open the users table

  • Click the users table in the menu to the left. The table can have different prefixes, in this example it is www_.
  • Locate the user for which you want to change the password and click Edit.

Enter new password

  • Next to user_pass choose MD5 from the drop down menu under Function.
  • Under Value replace the current encrypted password with the new password. You can type normal text, it will be encrypted after saving.
  • Click Go to save your changes.

You are done!

Your new password has been saved and encrypted. It can now be used to login to WordPress.

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