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How to reset 1-click installation on the droplet without destroying it and rebuilt it again?

Hi. I’ve a 1-click WordPress install that I need to reset without destroying it. How do I go about doing this? My reason for doing this is that I, for some reason, cannot log into the WP admin panel. I know I’m entering the right password and username as I have SSH’d into the Droplet and copied and typed it in, character for character. I have have no problem starting from scratch, but I don’t want to lose to the IP/domain that are already connected.


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Hello,

You can easily recover your WordPress password by accessing the admin area login page and click the “Lost your password?” link. You can then enter either your Username or Email Address to receive the new password.

The other option is the reset the password from the WordPress database directly. You can check the following mini tutorial on how to do this here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/reseting-wordpress-admin-password-via-the-command-line-terminal

Regards, Alex

Hi @yuvrajsingh1,

I would suggest you use WP-CLI and change the user password from there rather than resetting the droplet. You can check it out here :

https://wp-cli.org/

It’s a powerful WordPress tool that helps you manage your WordPress website from your command line and in cases such as this is really helpful.

As for rebuilding your droplet and if you still want to go with that option, Instead of destroying the droplets, you will instead navigate to the destroy page in the control panel but use the rebuild option. The drop-down menu will display all the disk images you have available.

Regards, KFSys