The email address of a WordPress user will be updated during the installation. This email address will be used by the user as the website’s email address and also by WordPress to send some important notification emails. For instance, the notification emails will be sent when a new user account is created, an auto-update is installed and for comment moderation notices. If need to recover or reset the password for a WordPress user, then the request link will be sent to the associated email address.

Most website users forget the email address associated with their account after a long term use. Otherwise, users will sometimes realize to use a professional business email address instead of their own addresses. They may need to use a different email address for site administration and admin user. Here, we guide you with a simple procedure to change WordPress user email address through the database directly.

Steps to Change WordPress User Email Address via phpMyAdmin:

The email address of a WordPress User can be changed directly through the admin area. If you are unable to access the WordPress admin area, then it can be changed in the database directly through phpMyAdmin. To change WordPress User Email Address via phpMyAdmin, follow the below steps

Step 1:

Login into cPanel account and go to the section ‘phpMyAdmin’ under Databases.

Go to phpmyadmin

Step 2:

Select the database which is associated with your WordPress site.

Select Database

Step 3:

Click on the table ‘_users’ and identify the WordPress users.

Select table to identify wp users

Step 4:

Click on the option ‘Edit’ next to the WordPress user for which the email address should be changed.

Select edit to change email address

Step 5:

Now, edit in the value column with the new email address by deleting the existing one.

Update the email address

Step 6:

Click the button ‘Go’ to save your changes.

Click Go button

Now, the email address of the WordPress user will be changed. You can reset the password normally by logging into wp-admin and click on the link ‘Lost my password’. Ensure that WordPress installation, Plugins, and Themes are always up-to-date after logging into the account.

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