Cryptography

Secure your content

Most recent database systems and web applications save passwords using a secure hash algorithm; Strong hash algorithms are useful for protecting passwords and ensuring data integrity. WordPress database engine uses MD5 algorithm to save all user passwords.


There are many tools and programs that can generate various type of secured passwords. The following site has a JavaScript implementation of MD5, and some other secure hash algorithms. http://pajhome.org.uk/crypt/md5/


So the next time you forgot your WordPress admin password, you can generate an MD5 password with the tool mentioned above and use phpmyadmin to submit the changes to the WP user database table.


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