How to Create an Admin Account in WordPress via MySQL

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Learn how to add an Admin account to your WordPress site with MySQL. This is done directly from cPanel using PHPMyAdmin. You will then be able to login to your WordPress Dashboard as the Administrator. Below is an outline of the steps:

1. Login to cPanel.
2. Click the “PHPMyAdmin” button in the Databases section.
3. Choose your WordPress Database.
4. Select the “SQL” tab.
5. Enter the SQL code provided to you in our full article here:

6. Click the “Go” button. You will then be able to login to the WordPress Dashboard

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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