Reset the WordPress administrator password

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

First, obtain the user ID for the WordPress administrator account from the command line:

$ mysql -u root -p bitnami_wordpress -e "SELECT * FROM wp_users;"

Then, use the command below to reset the administrator password from the command line. Remember to replace the NEWPASSWORD placeholder with your desired password and the ADMIN-ID placeholder with the user ID obtained from the first command.

$ mysql -u root -p bitnami_wordpress -e "UPDATE wp_users SET user_pass=MD5('NEWPASSWORD') WHERE ID='ADMIN-ID';"
Last modification September 7, 2021