Resetting WordPress password

I forgot my admin pwd to this WordPress blog, hosted on my Azure web App service. At least for my own record, here are the steps to recover:

  1. Use Azure portal to find the Azure App service
  2. Select MySQL in App option. That opens phpMyadmin view
  3. Open localdb->wp_users to view the Users table.
  4. Select the ‘admin’ user
  5. Use an MD5 converter to convert your new password to MD5 (e.g. MD5 Generator – calculate and check an MD5 hash online (
  6. Use the generated string to replace the one in the user_pass column.
  7. You should be good to go!

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