Friday, January 13, 2012

How to recover a lost WordPress admin password

Recently I lost one of my WordPress site's admin password which i don't access to the email associated with the account. After scratching my head for few mins, I found a way to reset the admin password of WordPress 3.3.1

So I thought sharing it will save some of your valuable time. So let's start.

Note: you need to have access to the WordPress database in order to complete this successfully.

First thing "WordPress stopped using plan md5() hashing to store passwords! From WP 2.7 (correct me if I'm wrong :) ) they moved to Openwall's phpass to encrypt and validate passwords"