In WordPress we can reset the password in more the one ways. The most common among them is resetting the password from the WordPress admin panel. We can also recover it using the forget password functionality provided by WordPress.
Below different ways resetting WordPress password are listed. You can use anyone of then at given time.
Change your password via WordPress admin panel
- Go to USERS in the WordPress Admin Panel menu.
- From the lists of users, click on your username for which you wish to change the password. This will open the user in the edit mode.
- In the Edit User screen, scroll down to the New Password section and type in a new password in the two boxes provided. The strength box will show how good (strong) your password is.
- Click the UPDATE PROFILE button at the bottom of this page.
- Your new password is set. This takes effect immediately.
Change your password by using forget password option
For using this method you need to have access to the email account you used to set up your WordPress account.
Open your WordPress login page by visiting https://domain.com/wp-admin. Then click on the Lost your password? link at the bottom.
This will take you to next screen, where you will have to enter your username or the email address you used for your WordPress account. After that, click on Get New Password and you will receive a link to create a new password via email.
Open you email’s inbox and click the link in the email you received. You will be redirected to a screen where you can set new password for your website.
Once you are done with all the steps, you will have a new password for your account. Use the new password to login to WordPress.
Change Your Password from phpMyAdmin
After logging in to you WordPress hosting go to the Database section and open the PhpMyAdmin. After logging in to the PhpMyAdmin select the database of your website. That will take to you the list of the tables in the database. You need to look for the wp_users table in this list and click on the Browse link next to it.
All the rows in the wp_users table will not be visible to you. Click on the edit button next to the username whose password you wish to change.
You will now be redirected to a form with all the user information fields.
Delete the value in the user_pass field and replace it with your new password. Under the function column, select MD5 from the drop down menu and then click on the Go button at the bottom of the form to update the record.
That’s it. You new password is set and can be used to login.