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wordpress.org - I dont know the admin password for the site

Posted on 2012-03-26
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Guys, I want to access the back end admin of wordpress but I haven't got the password and no oneknows it or what the admin email is either ( the previous administrator is not contactable) and I need to install some bits.
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Ben McNelly earned 500 total points
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Do you have access to the database? The database IP/user/pass should be stored in a flat file on the server (wp-config.php I think).

You can look up your user in the database and copy the hash it created for your password to the password field in the admin account, then the same password for your account will work on admin.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Or, to disable the previous Admin's account, just change His email address to yours and do a recovery from there.  The initial Admin account can't be removed via the front end anyway so if that person is truly gone, better to disable their account now to prevent shenanigans.
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many thanks M8 for your contribution
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