How to change your Word press admin email from Database

Perhaps your WordPress website may have been hacked and the hacker may have changed the wordpress admin email to an email he owns, to regain access back to your wordpress website, you need to follow this procedure.

  • Login to your cpanel, to to the Database panel and select PHPmyadmin

php my admin

  •  Select the wordpress database for your WP site

select wordpress Database


Select the WordPress user table from your WordPress database

wp user table


After you select the wp_user table, then you select your admin user and click edit,

change passkey


When you click edit, you can not change the user_email of your admin user back to your email and save changes, (Click Go)


The you go back to your WP-admin Login and click on lost my password, and reset your password normally. After you are able to login successfully again, Please ensure you keep your WordPress installation, Plugins, Themes, Up-to-date immediately and always.

 Note: WP means WordPress in this article.

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2 Responses to“How to change your Word press admin email from Database”

  1. May 12, 2015 at 2:25 am #

    thanks For this tutorial..

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