In the previous sections of this tutorial we have written about all the basic settings of CMS Made Simple and the most important features you would need to manage. And with any one of them the very first step is to login into your Administrations Area. Sometimes, however, there are unforeseen circumstances and people do forget the password that they log in with.
In this part of the tutorial we are going to explain all the measures you can take in order to rectify that issue and reset your administrative password, so that you have access to the Administration Area again.
The first and most simple way to reset a forgotten password is to click on Forgot your password? Button the the bottom of the CMS Made Simple login screen:
There, you would need to write down your username and click on Submit. This will send an email to the administrative email address you have set up when installing your script:
If you happen to have put the wrong email address or you simply no longer have access to it for any number of reasons, you can change the email address on which the reset email is send to. To do that login into your cPanel, go to phpMyAdmin and search for the cms_users table in your CMS Made Simple database. Once you find it – click on it:
This will lead you to a table will all of the registered users. You need to click on the Edit option, next to the admin user:
In the Edit page, you have to find the email section and change the email you no longer can access with your current active email. Then simply click on Go to complete the procedure:
Afterward, you can go to the Forgot your password? reset process we discussed in the beginning and the email will be sent to the new address.