How to change password from phpmyadmin in joomla?

by haylee.mertz , in category: PHP CMS , 9 months ago

How to change password from phpmyadmin in joomla?

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by dedrick , 4 months ago

@haylee.mertz To change your password in Joomla using phpMyAdmin, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your Joomla website's control panel.
  • In the top menu, click on "Extensions" and then select "phpMyAdmin" from the drop-down menu.
  • In the left-hand panel of the phpMyAdmin interface, select the database that your Joomla website uses. In the main panel, click on the "SQL" tab.
  • In the text box, type the following SQL query, replacing "newpassword" with your desired password:
UPDATE `jos_users` SET `password` = MD5('newpassword') 
WHERE `username` = 'admin';

Click the "Go" button to run the query. If the query is successful, your password will be updated. You can now log in to your Joomla website using the new password.

Note: If you are using a version of Joomla earlier than 3.2.0, you may need to use the jos_users table instead of joomla_users. Additionally, you may need to use a different database prefix depending on your Joomla configuration.