2 ways to reset WordPress Password when email access lost

What if, your email associated with your WordPress profile lost its access and at the same time you forget your WordPress password. What will you do now, simple read how to reset WordPress Password when email access lost and gain your access easily.

Here we will learn 2 different methods to gain access of profile, 1. Using WordPress Plugin & 2. Using Server and Database backend.

reset WordPress Password when email access lost

Recover wordpress password without email
Recover WordPress password without email

So you’ve forgotten your password as well as access of your email which is associated with profile is lost. As admin of website you have login access of your server and database, this are the requirements for resetting password using backend method.

Recover Password Using WordPress Plugin

There are various plugins available on WordPress platform, which can be used for many tasks. In those plugins you can also get SMS OTP verification plugin, which connects to your mobile and whenever you want to login website or reset the password, then an OTP comes on your mobile number for verification. We can also reset the password by using miniOrange SMS OTP Verification plugin, so let’s use this plugin to reset password without email.

SMS OTP Password Reset Plugin
SMS OTP Password Reset WordPress Plugin
  1. Install Plugin

In website dashboard move to left panel there click on Plugins, after that move mouse click on Add Plugin Button.

Add SMS OTP Verification Plugin
Add SMS OTP Verification Plugin

Now search ‘MiniOrange SMS OTP Verification’ and in result you will get the desired plugin, click on Install.

MiniOrange SMS OTP Verification
MiniOrange SMS OTP Verification

2. Configure Plugin

Finally plugin is install, we need to configure so that password reset over OTP is enable. Go to the AddOns tab, Select WordPress Password Reset Over OTP AddOn, and click on the Settings button.

WordPress Password Reset Over OTP
WordPress Password Reset Over OTP

Enable the checkbox next to WordPress Password Reset using OTP. Select Enable Phone Verification for a password reset through the phone. Enter the Phone Meta Key. MetaKey is the key against which the additional value is stored in the usermeta table.

WordPress Password Reset using OTP
WordPress Password Reset using OTP
Enable Phone Verification
Enable Phone Verification
Enter the Phone Meta Key
Enter the Phone Meta Key

While enabling Phone verification, you can also opt for Use only Phone Number. Do not allow username or email to reset the password by enabling the checkbox.

Do not allow username or email to reset the password
Do not allow username or email to reset the password

Click on the Save Settings button.

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3. Recover Password

Navigate to the WordPress Password reset page. Enter your registered Username/ Phone Number to get OTP on mobile number and click on the Reset Password button.

Reset Password button
Reset Password button

Enter the OTP received and click on Verify button.

Enter the OTP received
Enter the OTP received

Create a new desired password accordingly and click on the Reset Password button, We can see the message displaying the password has been successfully changed. Here we had completed our task.

Recover Password Using Server & Database Backend

Every programmer working on WordPress know that plugin uses resource from server that’s why many of us don’t use plugin, instead of it we code ourselves as per requirements. Similarly here we will use server and database backend to recover website password. Lets start and learn with us, how to recover password using server & database backend. In this tutorial we are taking digitalocean server and adminer for database access.

  1. How to install Adminer on Server

Todo this you have to first open adminer database management website, there you will get latest .php file. Click on that file and download on your local system (Computer/laptop).

adminer database management
adminer database management

Now access your server using any FTP tool and upload this file in root folder of website. For example, If your website data is in DELTA folder and URL is www.xyz.com and your adminer file name is database.php. Then to access your database you have to use this link: www.xyz.com/database.php

Upload adminer file in server
Upload adminer file in server
Database file upload
Database file upload

Now open www.xyz.com/database.php link there you have to enter the credential of database, if you don’t know credentials, then you can get it from wp-config.php file, wp-config. php file is usually located in the root folder of your website with other folders like /wp-content/.

wp-config.php file credentials
wp-config.php file credentials

Add server name, user name, password and database name, as shown below.

Adminer Login Dashboard
Adminer Login Dashboard

As dashboard is open, move to left panel. There you will get a table name with _user, open that table.

User table in Database
User table in Database

Here comes the main game, now click on edit which is available in left corner of the table. There you have to change user_pass box. But before doing this you need to encrypt the passwords, for doing this you can use tool available online for this like WordPress Password Hash Generator.

WordPress Hash password
WordPress Hash password

Copy Hash password and paste in user_pass column of user table in database.

Add Hash password in User Table
Add Hash password in User Table

Finally, click on save button and now go to WordPress website login page. Use your username and new password to access website, remember to change email address whose access is lost.

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Thanks everyone to read how to reset WordPress Password when email access lost, hope you understand everything which is explained in this article. If you have any doubt then comment below, we will reply as soon as possible.

What if, your email associated with your WordPress profile lost its access and at the same time you forget your WordPress password. What will you do now, simple read how to reset WordPress Password when email access lost and gain your access easily.

Here we will learn 2 different methods to gain access of profile, 1. Using WordPress Plugin & 2. Using Server and Database backend.

reset WordPress Password when email access lost

Recover wordpress password without email
Recover WordPress password without email

So you’ve forgotten your password as well as access of your email which is associated with profile is lost. As admin of website you have login access of your server and database, this are the requirements for resetting password using backend method.

Recover Password Using WordPress Plugin

There are various plugins available on WordPress platform, which can be used for many tasks. In those plugins you can also get SMS OTP verification plugin, which connects to your mobile and whenever you want to login website or reset the password, then an OTP comes on your mobile number for verification. We can also reset the password by using miniOrange SMS OTP Verification plugin, so let’s use this plugin to reset password without email.

SMS OTP Password Reset Plugin
SMS OTP Password Reset WordPress Plugin
  1. Install Plugin

In website dashboard move to left panel there click on Plugins, after that move mouse click on Add Plugin Button.

Add SMS OTP Verification Plugin
Add SMS OTP Verification Plugin

Now search ‘MiniOrange SMS OTP Verification’ and in result you will get the desired plugin, click on Install.

MiniOrange SMS OTP Verification
MiniOrange SMS OTP Verification

2. Configure Plugin

Finally plugin is install, we need to configure so that password reset over OTP is enable. Go to the AddOns tab, Select WordPress Password Reset Over OTP AddOn, and click on the Settings button.

WordPress Password Reset Over OTP
WordPress Password Reset Over OTP

Enable the checkbox next to WordPress Password Reset using OTP. Select Enable Phone Verification for a password reset through the phone. Enter the Phone Meta Key. MetaKey is the key against which the additional value is stored in the usermeta table.

WordPress Password Reset using OTP
WordPress Password Reset using OTP
Enable Phone Verification
Enable Phone Verification
Enter the Phone Meta Key
Enter the Phone Meta Key

While enabling Phone verification, you can also opt for Use only Phone Number. Do not allow username or email to reset the password by enabling the checkbox.

Do not allow username or email to reset the password
Do not allow username or email to reset the password

Click on the Save Settings button.

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3. Recover Password

Navigate to the WordPress Password reset page. Enter your registered Username/ Phone Number to get OTP on mobile number and click on the Reset Password button.

Reset Password button
Reset Password button

Enter the OTP received and click on Verify button.

Enter the OTP received
Enter the OTP received

Create a new desired password accordingly and click on the Reset Password button, We can see the message displaying the password has been successfully changed. Here we had completed our task.

Recover Password Using Server & Database Backend

Every programmer working on WordPress know that plugin uses resource from server that’s why many of us don’t use plugin, instead of it we code ourselves as per requirements. Similarly here we will use server and database backend to recover website password. Lets start and learn with us, how to recover password using server & database backend. In this tutorial we are taking digitalocean server and adminer for database access.

  1. How to install Adminer on Server
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Todo this you have to first open adminer database management website, there you will get latest .php file. Click on that file and download on your local system (Computer/laptop).

adminer database management
adminer database management

Now access your server using any FTP tool and upload this file in root folder of website. For example, If your website data is in DELTA folder and URL is www.xyz.com and your adminer file name is database.php. Then to access your database you have to use this link: www.xyz.com/database.php

Upload adminer file in server
Upload adminer file in server
Database file upload
Database file upload

Now open www.xyz.com/database.php link there you have to enter the credential of database, if you don’t know credentials, then you can get it from wp-config.php file, wp-config. php file is usually located in the root folder of your website with other folders like /wp-content/.

wp-config.php file credentials
wp-config.php file credentials

Add server name, user name, password and database name, as shown below.

Adminer Login Dashboard
Adminer Login Dashboard

As dashboard is open, move to left panel. There you will get a table name with _user, open that table.

User table in Database
User table in Database

Here comes the main game, now click on edit which is available in left corner of the table. There you have to change user_pass box. But before doing this you need to encrypt the passwords, for doing this you can use tool available online for this like WordPress Password Hash Generator.

WordPress Hash password
WordPress Hash password

Copy Hash password and paste in user_pass column of user table in database.

Add Hash password in User Table
Add Hash password in User Table

Finally, click on save button and now go to WordPress website login page. Use your username and new password to access website, remember to change email address whose access is lost.

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Thanks everyone to read how to reset WordPress Password when email access lost, hope you understand everything which is explained in this article. If you have any doubt then comment below, we will reply as soon as possible.

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