Need Help Wordpress Password

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Okay...I did the dumbest thing in the Universe! LOL

I was in the middle of building a wordpress site using a desktop installer, and it computer generated a password.

I usually go in and change the password in the user section...but I am still getting used to my new process, and I closed the browser window before changing the password.

What file can I access to either get the password or change it to a new one? Is it possible? or do I have to build the site all over again?

Sheesh!

thanks a ton in advance!
Karen
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    Did you try the "Lost your Password?" link on the admin login page (i.e. yoursite.com/wp-admin)? This will send the password to the e-mail address associated with the account.

    These links may also be of use, they show how to edit the database to change the password:

    HowTo: Recover WordPress Password Part I

    Recover Your WordPress Password When You Have Forgotten It


    Good luck!

    Bill
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    • Profile picture of the author raywarrior1978
      Originally Posted by mywebwork View Post

      Did you try the "Lost your Password?" link on the admin login page (i.e. yoursite.com/wp-admin)? This will send the password to the e-mail address associated with the account.

      These links may also be of use, they show how to edit the database to change the password:

      HowTo: Recover WordPress Password Part I

      Recover Your WordPress Password When You Have Forgotten It


      Good luck!

      Bill

      Holy crap it freaking work!!

      I just follow the video even though is really old I had to used a little bit of common sense and was to able to follow it.

      Wow I can believe it actually work!

      Thank you so much! Thumbs up to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
    Hi Karen,

    try the password retrieval function. If that won't work, you may have to uninstall and then reinstall it. (unless someone here has a better idea).

    And then be sure to keep track of your password...

    Good luck.

    Elisabeth

    P.S.: I thought it might be retrievable from the wp-config file, but that would be really bad news actually since anyone in the know could probably find that file.

    However, what IS useful about the config file -- if you have a bunch of different blogs installed, it will give you the database name, so if you have to delete or back up the blog, this can be helpful info.


    Originally Posted by kkrueger View Post

    Okay...I did the dumbest thing in the Universe! LOL

    I was in the middle of building a wordpress site using a desktop installer, and it computer generated a password.

    I usually go in and change the password in the user section...but I am still getting used to my new process, and I closed the browser window before changing the password.

    What file can I access to either get the password or change it to a new one? Is it possible? or do I have to build the site all over again?

    Sheesh!

    thanks a ton in advance!
    Karen
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  • Profile picture of the author kkrueger
    It's been a long day! who would have thought about using the forgot password link?

    LOL

    Thanks so much!!!

    Karen
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  • Profile picture of the author armadin
    You can always retrieve the password directly from the database if you control access to it.

    Here is a useful link, the option that may interest you is the one about doing it through phpmyadmin:

    Resetting Your Password WordPress Codex
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