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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2018

    Lightbulb How to add a new Wordpress Admininstrator user using phpMyAdmin?

    You can create a new database administrator user in wordpress sites using phpMyadmin by issuing the following three Database Queries.

    After running these queries, you can login to your worpress admin with the following login details.
    UserName: admin1
    Password: admin1


    INSERT INTO `databasename`.`wp_users` (`ID`, `user_login`, `user_pass`, `user_nicename`, `user_email`, `user_url`, `user_registered`, `user_activation_key`, `user_status`, `display_name`)
    VALUES ('4', 'admin1', MD5('admin1'), 'Admin', '', '', '2012-12-30 00:00:00', '', '0', 'Admin');


    INSERT INTO `databasename`.`wp_usermeta` (`umeta_id`, `user_id`, `meta_key`, `meta_value`)
    VALUES (NULL, '4', 'wp_capabilities', 'a:1:{s:13:"administrator";b:1;}');


    INSERT INTO `databasename`.`wp_usermeta` (`umeta_id`, `user_id`, `meta_key`, `meta_value`)
    VALUES (NULL, '4', 'wp_user_level', '10');

    Note:- Please don't forget to change the 'databasename' with the database you are working with.
    Please read through all the fields in the tables and change the values as you wish.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Here are the steps you will need to follow to give your user privileges.
    Click on the wp_usermeta table to bring up the entries.
    Click on the “Insert” tab to insert a new row.
    Fill in the following information. ...
    Insert another row with this information. ...
    Click the “Go” button in phpMyAdmin to insert the row.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Why can't we just add it through dashboard ? Again, it is not good to have more than one administrator. Better give the option as an editor to other users.

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