In WordPress, there is more than one way to set your password. In normal circumstances, you can do it through the WordPress interface. If you forget your password, WordPress has a built in recovery mechanism that uses email.

But on some hosts, especially when email isn’t working right, sometimes you have to take different steps to reset your password.

Here’s a list of different ways to reset a password. Any one of them will work, and you only need one to succeed. Which method you will use depends on what type of access you still have to your website.

I’m a freelancer. Can I use the item for an end product I’m doing for a client?

Yes. You’re essentially buying the file on your client’s behalf. Whether a regular or extended license is needed will depend on your client’s use of the end product. With both the regular and extended license you are allowed to charge your client for creating the End Product. Once you transfer the end product to the client (eg giving them source files for the item), be sure to link your client to our licenses and delete the item itself from your computer.

What does royalty free mean?

Royalty free means you just need to pay for the item once per end product. You don’t need to continue to pay based on the number of people who see or use it. Please note that there are limits on the number of times you can use an item under our PhotoDune licenses (see PhotoDune FAQs for more information).

Example: If you license a brochure template and create a printed brochure given out for free, you don’t need to pay based on the number of copies of the brochure you make. If you use a 3d model in a game under an extended license, you don’t need pay based on the number of times the game is sold.

What is phpMyAdmin?

What is phpMyAdmin?

An administrator’s tool of sorts, phpMyAdmin is a PHP script meant for giving users the ability to interact with their MySQL databases. WordPress stores all of its information in the MySQL database and interacts with the database to generate information within your WordPress site. A “raw” view of the data, tables and fields stored in the MySQL database is accessible through phpMyAdmin.

What is it good for?

The phpMyAdmin program is handy for performing mantainance operations on tables, backing up information, and editing things directly in the event that WordPress is not working. Occasionally, in the Support Forums, someone will post a SQL query of some benefit or other that can be run using phpMyAdmin. Although many of the same tasks can be performed on the MySQL command line, doing so is not an option for many people.

Where can I get it?

Often host control panels, such as cPanel and Plesk, have phpMyAdmin pre-installed, so there is nothing special you have to do to use it. It is usually linked from the database page. Ask your host if this is available.

You can download phpMyAdmin yourself and install it from the main phpMyAdmin project page.


With great power comes great responsibility. phpMyAdmin allows you to interact with the database directly: it also lets you mess up the database directly. There is no “undo” or “undelete” in your database. Always exercise caution when working with the database.

How do I upload the files and folders?

To upload (or delete) files and folders to your web host, you will need an FTP application. One of many free options that are at your disposal is FileZilla. Though written using screenshots from a Windows XP machine, using FileZilla, the following instructions carry over to just about every FTP client with a GUI (Graphical User Interface). You may want to read how to Set up FileZilla for your server, before you read the following.

To install WordPress double-click the one that is web-root directory for webpages on your server. This is usually named htdocs, public_html, mainwebsite_html, www, web, or something very similar. The other folders are not of consequence in installing WordPress.

You should now see listing of files and folders that are contained inside your server’s root folder. Just how many there are depends on what and how much you have on your website.

The point of this exercise is to upload WordPress, so let us continue down that road:

The name you choose will be where your WordPress weblog will appear, and although it can be changed later, it’s much better to avoid that by choosing what you want now. For example, if your website has the URL http://example.com and you want your weblog to be located at http://example.com/blog, then name the new folder blog.