How To Change Your WordPress Database Password
If you need to change your WordPress database password, follow the steps below:
Log into your cPanel account …
(Log into cPanel)
Go to cPanel > Databases > MySQL Databases …
(cPanel – MySQL Databases)
Scroll down to the ‘Current Users’ section, select the user account and click on ‘Change Password’ …
(MySQL Database: Users – Change Password)
Change the password. Make sure you choose a very strong new password and copy this password to a plain text file …
(MySQL Databases – Set New Password)
After changing the current user password, you also need to change the password inside your wp-config.php file. Otherwise, you will experience an “error connecting to the database” error.
If you have been following our WordPress maintenance tutorials, you should have a backup copy of your wp-config.php file stored in your hard drive or remote storage location.
You can edit the wp-config.php file by going to cPanel > Files > File Manager …
(cPanel:Files – File Manager)
Or edit a copy of the file and then replace the wp-config.php file on your server using FTP …
Replace the ‘DB_Password’ field in your wp-config.php file with the same password used earlier. Note: Make sure to replace only the string inside the single quote marks and check that there are no spaces or misspelled characters to avoid errors. Save the file to update …
(Change password in wp-config.php file)
Remember to test your site to make sure that everything is working correctly.
Congratulations! Now you know how to change your WordPress database password.
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