How to Reset Your WordPress Password

To reset your WordPress password, go to your website’s login page. My website’s webhive.com.au so I type webhive.com.au/login into my browser’s address bar:

How to Reset your WordPress password - Go to WordPress login page

Click the ‘Lost your password?’ link below the login form:

How to reset your WordPress password - Click the lost your password linkEnter your username, email address or password (1) and click the ‘Get New Password’ button:

How to change your WordPress password - Enter your username or passwordGo check your email! You’ve reset your password!

How to change your WordPress password - Go check your emailYou should see an email like this in your inbox:

How to change your WordPress password - Password reset emailAnd this is what it says:

How to change your WordPress password - Password reset email textClick the long link. Your new password will display in the box:

How to change your WordPress password - Here is your WordPress passwordBut you might not like that password! If so, delete it and type in the password you want (1). Make sure it’s at least 8 characters and contains numbers, capitals and punctuation. It makes it harder to crack. You’ll know when you’ve got a good password because ‘Strong’ will appear on a green background below it. Then click ‘Reset password’ (2):

How to change your WordPress password - Type your new password and click reset passwordYou should see a message saying that your password has been set. Now you can log in!

How to change your WordPress password - Password has been reset - log in

If you can’t remember the username or email address for your website, ask your web designer. If your web designer has access to your website or hosting account, they can to reset your password for you.

About Jackie Stallard

Jackie Stallard is a web designer on the NSW South Coast. She provides super fast service, security, and sound website management. She also teaches entrepreneurs how to create a website and market online. Websites: Webhive, How to Create a Website