How to Change WordPress User Passwords via FTP

carl sagan mind blown

A member from the WPShout Facebook Group blew my mind last week with this set of instructions for either resetting WordPress user passwords or adding new users using only an FTP connection. This was in response to our Quick Guide that describes how to do the same thing inside phpMyAdmin, which requires cPanel (or similar) access. For many situations, I believe this FTP route is quite a bit simpler and requires requesting less complete access from your clients.

These FTP password reset tools seem obvious in retrospect—they’re based on PHP functions I’ve known WordPress has—but they had simply never occurred to me. Enjoy!

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