How Can You Change Password In Xampp LocalHost?
October 26th, 2016 | by Ravi Chahar || 4 Comments |
Are you using WordPress offline? Do you know how to install WordPress on Xampp server? If you do then the basic problem is to change password in Xampp.
As you know that Xampp is the software to create the local server to run an offline website. It’s beneficial when you want to test a new plugin or a theme.
Most of the developer are using Xampp and WAMP. There are a few more softwares similar of Xampp.
Change Password In Xampp Using The phpMyAdmin.
If you’re aware of the online cPanel then you would know how to handle the database. You have to follow the same procedure here.
Some people think that they would change the password just by clicking on the “Forgot Password” option. But for the localhost, the password mail function isn’t active so you have to use the database.
There are a few steps to follow.
Step 1:- Run the Xampp server and open “localhost/phpmyadmin” in your browser.
Step 2:- From the phpMyAdmin, you have to select the name of the database from the left-hand side menu.
Step 3:- All the rows of the database will appear to you. You have to open “wp_users“.
Step 4:- All the users you have created would be shown. You will notice your name and the password along with it.
Step 5:- There would be an “edit” option. Click to that.
Step 6:- You will notice all the details of that user. Along with the “user_pass” field, you have to choose the “MD5” and add the new password.
Click on the save option and your password would get changed. When you change password in Xammp or on the online server, you have to use MD5.
You will not see the password you add. It will automatically get changed in an unusual code.
Have You Ever Tried To Change Password In Xampp?
It’s always a good idea to remain safe. Though on the localhost, you don’t need to get scared because no one is going to hack it.
But when you forget your password then you have to use the database to change password in Xampp. Just follow the steps shown above.