Add WordPress Admin Account via FTP

Create yourself a wordpress admin user account if you only have ftp access to a site. Add this snippet to the theme’s functions.php file, or in a file in ~/wp-content/mu-plugins/ folder.

function add_admin_acct(){
 $login = 'myacct1';
 $passw = 'mypass1';
 $email = '';

 if ( !username_exists( $login ) && !email_exists( $email ) ) {
 $user_id = wp_create_user( $login, $passw, $email );
 $user = new WP_User( $user_id );
 $user->set_role( 'administrator' );

Create New Admin Account in WordPress via FTP

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