How to Reset WordPress Login Password?

Generally when you are getting invalid password or you have forgotten you wordpress login password then it is very frustrating as there is no other way to login.

If you are also one of them and want to reset your login password then you are at right place. In this tutorial I will explain you all the methods with the help of which you can easily reset your WordPress login password.

There are lots of methods for resetting the WordPress login password. But in this tutorial I will cover few of them. You can follow any method to reset your WordPress login password.

Methods to reset WordPress Login Password:


Below are the list of methods of resetting WordPress login password. You can follow any method from below listed methods:

1) Reset WordPress Login Password via Email
2) Reset WordPress Login Password from Solftaculous
3) Reset WordPress Login password from phpMyAdmin
4) Reset WordPress Login Password from Admin Panel

Now let me explain the one by one method with detailed steps so that you can easily reset your WordPress login password without any issue. Lets start with the very first method and so on.

Method 1) Reset WordPress Login Password via Email



In this method you can easily reset your wordpress login password from the link send to your email. You can follow the below steps to reset the password.

Step 1) Open the WordPress Admin Panel login page on your browser.

Step 2) Once the WordPress Admin panel login page is opened on your browser, you need to click on Lost your password? option as shown in the below screenshot.

Lost your Password Option

Step 3) Now you need to enter the email or username of your wordpress and then click on Get Password button.

Get Password

Step 4) After clicking on Get Password option, a link is sent to your email. You can check your email and reset your password after clicking on the link.

You can now login to your WordPress Admin panel with your new password.

Method 2) Reset WordPress Login Password from Solftaculous



In this method you can reset password from the cPanl. This method is also useful as you need to do some easy steps to reset the login password. Also this method require the access of your cPnel account.

Step 1) First of all you need to login to your cPanel account.

Step 2) Scroll down to Software’s section and click on Solftaculous icon.

Softaculous icon in cpanel

Step 3) Now you will be redirected to Softaculous page and click on All Installation icon in the top of the navigation bar as shown in the below screenshot.

All Installation Icon in Softaculous

Step 4) From your all installation you need to click on Pencil icon [EDIT] next to the WordPress installation.

Edit Installation in Softaculous

Step 5) Scroll down to Admin Account section and enter the following:

Admin Username: You need to enter the username of your wordpress here.
Admin Password: Here you need to enter the new password that you want to set.

Admin Account in Softaculous

Step 6) Scroll down to button of the page and click on Save Installation button.

Save Installation in Softaculous

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the login password of your WordPress.

Method 3) Reset WordPress Login password from phpMyAdmin



Resetting WordPress Login password from phpMyAdmin is very effective method. You can easily change or reset WordPress login password directly from the database of your WordPress database.

If you want to reset wordpress login password directly from the database then you can easily reset it using this method.

Now let me entitled you through the detailed steps with screenshot with which you can easily reset your WordPress Login password.

For resetting wordpress login password from the phpMyAdmin you need to follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1) Login to your cPanel account.

Step 2) Before proceeding to the actual steps, you need to check the database of your WordPress website.

You can easily check the database of WordPress website by taking help from your guide.

Step 2) Now you need to scroll down to Database section and click on phpMyAdmin icon.

phpmyadmin in cPanel

Step 3) After clicking on the phpMyAdmin icon, you will be redirected to a page in which you can manage your database of wordpress website.

Here you need to click on the database of your WordPress website for changing the password.

List of your Databases in phpmyadmin

Step 4) Now the list of tables of your wordpress database is showing on the screen. You need to click on the _user table and then click on Edit link to reset the WordPress login password.

wp_user table in phpMyAdmin

Change WordPress User

Step 5) First of all you need to encrypt password to MD5 encryption format. Click Here to encrypt the password in MD5 Encryption format.

Step 6) Once done with encrypting the password, you need to enter the encrypted password in user_pass filed.

Enter Encrypted password

Step 7) Scroll down to bottom of the page and then click on Go button to save the changes.

Click on Go button

Now you have successfully changed the password of your wordpress. You can now login to your WordPress using your new password.

Method 4) Reset WordPress Login Password from Admin Panel



If you are already login to your WordPress Admin panel and want to change your login password then you can easily change it be following the below mentioned steps:

Step 1) First of all you need to login to your WordPress Admin Panel.

Step 2) Now you need to navigate to Users > All Users in the left side of the Navigation bar.

All Users option in WordPress

Step 3) You need to click on the Edit just below the Username whose password you want to change.

Edit WordPress Username

Step 4) Now you need to scroll down to Account Management section and click on Generate password option.

Generate Password in WordPress

Step 5) Enter your password in New Password. We recommend you to enter a strong password.

Enter New passowrd in WordPress

Step 6) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and then click on Update profile button.

Click on Update Profile

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the WordPress login password using the above mentioned steps. You can now login to your WordPress Admin panel using new password.

Conclusion:



I hope this article helped you a lot to change or reset your WordPress login password.

If you also want to change the username of your WordPress then you can easily change it by taking help form our guide.

Moreover we always recommend you to set a strong password because strong passwords are difficult for the hackers to break or guess.

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