User Account

  • Richard
    Richard
    Super Guru 968 points
    August 13, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Hi,

    How do you login to a users account from the front end?

    Regards

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 13,013 points
    August 13, 2015 at 1:04 am

    not sure i understand the question, if you want to login you login as normal with the email/pass.

  • Richard
    Richard
    Super Guru 968 points
    August 13, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Morning Mark,

    Sorry, let me explain…

    How do I login to a users account as I don’t have their password?

  • Mark
    Mark
    Titan 733 points
    August 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Just go to your WP admin > Users section


  • Josh
    Super Guru 13,875 points
    August 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Why login to a users account if you dont have their password?

  • Richard
    Richard
    Super Guru 968 points
    August 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Hi,

    I want to login as the ‘user’ in order to see how their account and settings look.

    I know I can just go to your WP admin > Users section

    But this does not show the users password in order to login as that user.

    Regards

  • Clive
    Clive
    Super Guru 1,818 points
    August 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Richard,

    Wordpress automatically encrypts all passwords in the MySQL database, so (AFAIK) there’s no way you can see them unless a user gives you their PW.

    HTH 🙂

  • Richard
    Richard
    Super Guru 968 points
    August 19, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Clive,

    I know, but what is the sense in being an Admin if you cannot access user accounts who are listed on your site?

  • Clive
    Clive
    Super Guru 1,818 points
    August 19, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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  • Richard
    Richard
    Super Guru 968 points
    August 20, 2015 at 3:09 am

    @ Clive,

    Many thanks for this, saved me tons of work!

    Obliged to you 😉

  • Clive
    Clive
    Super Guru 1,818 points
    August 20, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Glad to help Richard – been there myself too 😉

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