Recover Your Joomla Administrator Password

Joomla is very popular CMS, it’s easy to setup and require only working php and mysql installation.

A problem may arise when your administrator password lost or forgot.

Can I recover my admin password or create a new one ?

It’s common question in "Setting your own Content Management System" workshop.

Use php md5() function !

Here’s the steps :

1. Open your php ide and type this code :

$my_new_password =’my_joomla_administrator_password’;
echo "My New Joomla Administrator Password is : $my_md5_password";

save this snippet as joomla.php and run it in browser.

2. Copy paste your md5 generated password.

3. Open phpmyadmin and select joomla database.

4. Select user table (jos_users) and find administrator entry, click edit icon.

5. Replace your password with password in step 2

6. Save your changes

7. Done, try login to administrator page with new password.