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How to Reset Joomla Password

There are four ways to reset your Joomla password.

Forgot Password Reset Link

  1. Go to your log in screen at http://example.com/index.php/component/users/?view=login.

    Please replace 'example.com' with your actual domain and installation location.

  2. On the login form, click Forgot Your Password link.
  3. Enter the admin email address of the account you're trying to access.
  4. Click Submit to have the password sent to your email address.

QuickInstall Password Reset

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Under Software/Services, click on QuickInstall.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select My Installs.
    My Installs
  4. Click Reset Password next to the installation for which you would like the password reset.
    My Installs
  5. Select the user you want to reset.
    My Installs
  6. Type in your new password in the Password field.
  7. Click Reset Password to change the password for the selected user.

Manual Password Reset via phpMyAdmin

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Look for the Databases section, then click phpMyAdmin.
  3. Click on the Joomla database from the list on the left.

    Joomla Database Names

    If Joomla is installed through QuickInstall, this would be named jmln#.
    If Joomla is installed via Softacuolous, the database will be named joomla878.
  4. Click joom_users on the list.

    Joomla Database Users

  5. Under username, you will see the list of registered users. Under the user for which you want to reset the password, click edit.

    Edit Joomla User

  6. Look for Password varchar(100),  then clear the value on the far right.

    Clear password value

  7. Enter your Preferred password. Then, in the drop-down, select MD5 to encrypt your password. 

    enter preferred password

  8. At the bottom of the page, click GO.
  9. You can now log in to the admin account with your new password.

Via Softaculous

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Under Software, click on Softaculous Apps Installer. 

    Softaculous Installer Icon

  3. On the Softaculous page, click on the Installations box. 

    Softaculous Installations Box

  4. Navigate to the Joomla Installations section, then locate the domain name for the installation. 
  5. Click on the pencil icon to edit the installation.

    Softaculous Edit Installations

  6. Navigate to the Admin account. Enter the username and preferred password on the Username and Password fields, respectively. 

    Softculous Joomla Admin Account

  7. Click on the Save Installation Details button.

    Save Installations Button

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