If you’ve forgetten your password to your Wordpress install it has a nifty email-a-one-time-key-to-retrieve-password flow built in. Which for some reason never works on my box. (probably has to do with how I have Postfix setup doing 2ndary MXing) In the olden days the solution to this problem was to connect your database and
user_pass field with an
MD5 of your desired new password.
But now we’re living in the future, so things are more complicated. I still connect to my database, and manually
UPDATE users set user_pass=$hashed where ID=1, but now I need this handy script to generate the hashed password for me. Hopefully the 3 other people in the world this is useful for will find this blog post.
(And now I might start blogging again)
Photo from sarabbit