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Password Change (7 posts)

  1. bdenn
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I no how to change my password for my database in Godaddy. but how do i do it in wordpress.. do i need to download the config file and then change the password then re-upload it?

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    do i need to download the config file and then change the password then re-upload it?

    If you are talking about changing the password for the MySQL database user, then yes what you said is correct.

    If you are talking about changing the password to log into GoDaddy, you don't need to change anything in WP to do that.

    I know you said database password. I am making this distinction because people rarely change the password on the database and just confirming that is what you meant.

  3. poshkidsboutique
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I want to change my password too. they gave me this crazy looking long password that I have to copy and past because there's no way I'm going to remember it. Any help??? thanks.

  4. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @poshkidsboutique
    Which password are you trying to change?

  5. webmistressofthedark
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am also trying to figure out how to change the database password.... if I change it in the config file, it won't match the SQL will it?

    How to change it in the SQL?

    cpanel has tools but none allow that procedure that I can see, even in the PHPmyAdmin interface.

    I think if you've been hacked, you need to change this but just changing it in the config file is going to screw things up no?

  6. Shane G
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    First, You need to change the password from GoDaddy hosting control panel for your database. After that you need to download wp-config.php file from your blog directory and edit it. Set your database passwordin wp-config.php file as same as you have set in hosting control panel. Now, save and upload the wp-config.php into your blog directory.

    Thanks,

    Shane G.

  7. webmistressofthedark
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So just changing my hosting account password will prevent access to the SQL DB?

    It had been hacked and someone inserted a surreptitious admin in there to replace me. My last two posts had his name not mine.. was weird but I noticed it in a Google alert!

    Don't know the purpose, it just changed the author. But I got rid of that.

    Do I change the PW for the DB user? I could just recreate the user and do it that way but then I'll have to make sure any other blogs I have with that user name are changed too.

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