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<?php
/*
Created by: craig@123marbella.com 16/03/2014
Name of script: Create WordPress Admin User
Description: This script will create an admin user in wordpress
Usage: Create a new file in the root of the hosting account and drop this code into it then execute the script through the browser.
Note: ALWAYS delete this file from the server after use. Not tested on WPMU!
*/
###################################################
//settings - change them if necessary
###################################################
//this will be the path to the wordpress install relative to the root of the site
//EG: if you have installed wordpress inside of a sub directory enter the name of the directory below.
//if wordpress is installed in the root, then leave the field empty
$wordpress_folder = "";
//preferred username
$username = "tempuser";
//preferred password
$password = "temppass";
//preferred email address
$email = 'email@domain.com';
###################################################
//no need to change anything after here
###################################################
//check if there is a wordpress folder defined
if(!empty($wordpress_folder)) {
$path_to_wp_load = $wordpress_folder .'/wp-load.php';
} else {
$path_to_wp_load = 'wp-load.php';
}
echo '====================<br>';
echo 'Craigs Backdoor Wordpress Admin User Script<br>';
echo '====================<br>';
//first lets check if we can locate the wp-load.php file
echo 'checking for wp-load.php at '. $path_to_wp_load ;
echo '<br>';
if (!file_exists($path_to_wp_load)) {
echo "ERROR! wp-load.php does not exist!";
echo '<br>';
exit;
}
echo $path_to_wp_load . ' EXISTS!';
echo '<br>';
//by now we should be plain sailing so go ahead and create the user
//execute the function to create the admin user
create_wp_admin_user($username, $password, $email, $path_to_wp_load);
function create_wp_admin_user($username, $password, $email, $path_to_wp_load) {
//link this script into wordpress
include($path_to_wp_load);
if (!username_exists($username)) {
$user_id = wp_create_user($username, $password, $email);
$user = new WP_User($user_id);
$user->set_role('administrator');
echo 'user '.$username.' created! - dont forget to delete this file!!!!';
echo '<br>';
} else {
echo 'ERROR! - ' . $username . ' already exists!';
echo '<br>';
exit;
}
}
add_action('init','create_wp_admin_user');
echo '<br>';
echo '<-- end of script';
exit;
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