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WordPress fix Reply To: ERROR: Invalid username. Lost your password

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by dtlevin, Dec 6, 2017.

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    Reply To: ERROR: Invalid username. Lost your password, by dtlevin

    If you have phpAdmin for your DB then then you can create a new user like this
    These instruction with images can be found in the article I pasted before
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

    Instead of editing a user just create a new one. and then follow the rest of the directions regarding the password etc.

    Through phpMyAdmin
    This article is for those who have phpMyAdmin access to their database. Note: use phpMyAdmin at your own risk. If you doubt your ability to use it, seek further advice. WordPress is not responsible for loss of data.

    1. Begin by logging into phpMyAdmin and clicking databases.
    2. A list of databases will appear. Click your WordPress database.
    3. All the tables in your database will appear. If not, click Structure.
    4. Look for wp_users in the Table column.
    5. Click on the icon for browse.
    6. Locate your Username under user_login
    7. Click edit (may look like a pencil icon in some versions of phpMyAdmin)
    8. Your user_id will be shown, click on Edit
    9. Next to the user_pass is a long list of numbers and letters.
    10. Select and delete these and type in your new password.
    11. Type in the password you want to use. Just type it in normally, but remember, it is case-sensitive.
    12. In this example, the new password will be ‘rabbitseatcarrots’
    13. Once you have done that, click the dropdown menu indicated, and select MD5 from the menu.
    14. Check that your password is actually correct, and that MD5 is in the box.
    15. Click the ‘Go’ button to the bottom right.
    16. Test the new password on the login screen. If it doesn’t work, check that you’ve followed these instructions exactly.

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