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If you're forgotten your Joomla password, you can reset it by using phpMyAdmin.

  1. Log into cPanel and access phpMyAdmin

    Note: If you don't have Joomla! hosting services through InMotion Hosting or your current host does not use cPanel, please contact your current hosting provider for additional information on how to manage your databases.
  2. Click your joomla database name in the left menu
  3. Click on the jos_users table in the left menu. If your tables have a prefix other than "jos", find and click on the table that is similar to "_users"
  4. Find the admin account you need to reset the password for and click the pencil icon to the left of it to edit it.
  5. Set the "password" field to "MD5"
  6. Under "Value" type in your new password.
  7. Click "Go"
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  8. Congratulations, you have successfully reset the password for your Joomla user! If you referr to the screenshot above, in our testing we can now login as the "admin" user using "newpassword" as the password.
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n/a Points
2019-02-19 7:13 am

Thank you)) well done! it worked like charm

n/a Points
2018-12-08 6:02 am

it seems that new version of joomla is not coded in md5 anymore

Staff
3,686 Points
2018-12-10 3:30 pm
Which version of Joomla! are you currently using/seeing this in?
n/a Points
2018-03-15 12:13 am

Thanks for the simple instructions, very easy!

n/a Points
2018-03-01 3:28 pm

Thanks for providing these instructions. It is a breeze!

Staff
31,499 Points
2018-03-01 3:31 pm
You're welcome! We're glad it helped.

Thank you,
John-Paul

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