I lost the password for the wordpress dashboard. I can login as root to the droplet via SSH. I am using the wordpress 1-click install (Ubuntu 16.04) on my droplet. I have no mail server setup. How do I reset the dashboard user and password via command line from the root account?

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Greetings,

You could use phpmyadmin or something like that and change the admin e-mail and click reset password if you’ve set a dummy e-mail. I know this isn’t really the answer to your question but since i don’t know that one i’ve come up with the next best thing.

Kind Regards,
Alex

Thanks, Alex! Much appreciated. That worked. Actually, a proper google search for “wordpress reset dashboard users from command line” also yielded the exact answer to my question.

Hi
in one click install, we do not get phpmyadmin installed, do we?
i need to reset my password and have one-click install
please assist

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

Hope that this helps
Regards,
Alex

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