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WordPress: How to Change or Reset Your Admin Password

How to Change Your WordPress Password From the WordPress Control Panel

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Hover over your username, then click Edit My Profile.
    Edit your WordPress profile
  3. Scroll down to the Account Management section and click the Generate Password button.
    Generate Password button
  4. By default, WordPress will auto-generate a new password and place it in the text box.
    new password text box
  5. If you want to create your own password, delete the text and type the new password.
    (Make sure to create a "Strong" password.)
  6. Scroll down and click Update Profile.

How to Reset Your WordPress Password from the WordPress Login Screen

  1. Go to your WordPress Login screen.
  2. Click Lost Your Password.
    Lost your password prompt
  3. Enter the email address associated with your WordPress login.
    email address box
  4. An email will be sent to the email address you entered. Click on the confirmation link inside that email.
    Reset your password
  5. Type in a New Password or keep the auto-generated password provided.
    Type in a new password
  6. Click the Reset Password button to save the new password.

How to Reset Your WordPress Password Through phpMyAdmin

Important: Caution is recommended when using this method to reset your password. It is good to backup your database before making any changes through phpMyAdmin. Note that neither WordPress nor we are responsible for any due to you making manual changes to your database.

  1. Log in to your Control Panel.
  2. Go to MySQL Database.
  3. Select the database associated with your WordPress website (skip this step if you only have one database).
  4. Click Access phpMyAdmin.
    Access phpMyAdmin
  5. Locate and click on the Users table in the left column.
    Users table
  6. Click Browse.
  7. Click Edit for the WordPress user you want to modify.
    browse, edit
  8. Change the Function for user_pass to MD5.
  9. Change the Value for user_pass to your desired new password.
  10. Click Go.
    change password

Want to learn more about WordPress

WordPress Tutorial Videos: To help you easily grasp the basics of creating a WordPress website, we created several free tutorial videos. These videos were designed to be followed in order, but you are welcome to view whichever one best suits your needs.

You can always check out WordPress.org and browse their codex or online help forums.