Sunday, April 7, 2013

Resetting Wordpress Password

Get an MD5 hash of your password.)Visit md5 Hash Generator, or...http://www.miraclesalad.com/
Create a key with Python. or...
On Unix/Linux:Create file wp.txt with the new password in it (and *nothing* else)
md5sum wp.txt
rm wp.txt
"mysql -u root -p" (log in to MySQL
enter your mysql password
"use (name-of-database)" (select WordPress database)
"show tables;" (you're looking for a table name with "users" at the end)
"SELECT ID, user_login, user_pass FROM (name-of-table-you-found)" (this gives you an idea of what's going on inside)
"UPDATE (name-of-table-you-found) SET user_pass="(MD5-string-you-made)" WHERE ID = (id#-of-account-you-are-reseting-password-for)" (actually changes the password)
"SELECT ID, user_login, user_pass FROM (name-of-table-you-found)" (confirm that it was changed)
(type Control-D, to exit mysql client)
Note if you have a recent version of MySQL (version 5.x?) you can have MySQL compute the MD5 hash for you.
Skip step 1. above.
Do the following for step 7. instead.
"UPDATE (name-of-table-you-found) SET user_pass = MD5('"(new-password)"') WHERE ID = (id#-of-account-you-are-reseting-password-for)" (actually changes the password)
Note that even if the passwords are salted, meaning they look like $P$BLDJMdyBwegaCLE0GeDiGtC/mqXLzB0, you can still replace the password with an MD5 hash, and Wordpress will let you log in.

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Get an MD5 hash of your password. (log in to MySQL)Visit md5 Hash Generator, or...
Create a key with Python. or...
On Unix/Linux:Create file wp.txt with the new password in it (and *nothing* else)
md5sum wp.txt
rm wp.txt
>>mysql

>>>>use <name-of-database>;


>>>>show tables;---(you're looking for a table name with "users" at the end)

>>>>SELECT ID, user_login, user_pass FROM (name-of-table-you-found)" ;
>>>>"UPDATE (name-of-table-you-found) SET user_pass="(MD5-string-you-made)" WHERE ID = (id#-of-account-you-are-reseting-password-for)" (actually changes the password)

>>>>"SELECT ID, user_login, user_pass FROM (name-of-table-you-found)" (confirm that it was changed)
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