How to Add an Admin User to the WordPress Database via MySQL

Should you ever get hacked or have a issue with your database there are some things that are useful to know. One powerful tool is the ability to create a new admin user without logging in to your site. In this video, we will show you how to add an admin user to the WordPress database using MySQL.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by log gin in to your host’s cpanel

One you log in you will see databases, you may want to back them up before proceeding.

Open the wp_users table and click insert.

Fill in the information and use a md5 password.

With the information filled in click ‘Go’ and it will tell you how many rows were affected with a green check mark.

Next update the wp_usermeta by clicking insert.

Leave the unmeta_id blank

Fill the user_id with the id from before, meta_key will be wp_capabilities, and meta_value will be: a:1:{s:13:”administrator”;s:1:”1″;}

Then fill another row with unmeta_id blank and user_id the one from before.

meta_key will be wp_user_level and meta_value is 10.

Now you will have a new admin user on your site.

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20 thoughts on “How to Add an Admin User to the WordPress Database via MySQL”

  1. Thank you so much… this worked perfectly for me. I have a question, my admin user got deleted from users column by itself. I had nothing to do with it. Thankfully, i created it again using your guide. But why do you think it got deleted in the first place?

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