WordPress - Reset Password


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In this chapter, we will learn how to reset your passwords in WordPress. We have two methods of resetting passwords in WordPress −

  • User

  • Lost your password

Let's look how to set password through the User section.

Step (1) − Login to your wordPress admin panel and click on Users → All Users from the dashboard.

WordPress Reset Password

Step (2) − When you click on All Users you get a page with a list of users. From this select the one you want to reset password of and click on edit.

WordPress Reset Password

When you click on edit, the following page gets displayed.

WordPress Reset Password

Now let's look into resetting your password using Lost your password section.

Step (3) − In this page you can type in your new password that must contain 7 characters. Once you are done with setting your new password click on Update Profile.

Step (3.1) − When you try logging into your WordPress admin panel, you forget your password and need to reset it, you get the following message on the page.

WordPress Reset Password

Step (3.2) − Click on Lost your password? The following page appears. Update your e-mail and say Get New Password.

WordPress Reset Password

Step (3.3) − After you click, you get a message saying a Link has been sent to the e-mail address you provided.

Step (3.4) − Go to your e-mail and open the (Wordpress Site) Password Reset mail and click on the link that is provided.

Step (3.5) − Type your new password, confirm again if required and then click on Reset Password.



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