It has been quite sometime since I have posted anything here as my job has kept me very busy. Fortunately, I have made a significant career move in the past couple weeks and I will have much more time to post here. Frankly, I am glad to be back!
Today I am going to post about a worse case scenario that can happen, and it has happened to me more than once this week, where I have tried to login to a couple of my blogs and have, over the course of 2-3 years, forgotten my passwords. To make matters worse, the email address that I used with these blogs was canceled long ago because I switched ISPs. This essentially rendered the lost password feature of WordPress useless.
Fortunately, there is a quick and simple way to change your password without using the lost password tool. By using a text editor and phpMyAdmin to access/edit the database, you can create a new password for your blog.
WordPress passwords initially use md5 encryption. They are later salted and stored in a new format in the database but by using a simple md5 encryption, we can create a new password to login.
In your text editor type the following code:
Go to your site’s wp-login page and login with your new password.