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How to Reset WordPress Password

If you forget your WordPress password, you can reset it in one of four ways:


  1. Go to your WordPress login screen at http://example.com/wp-login.php.
    (Replace example.com with your actual WordPress installation location. This may be your domain, domain + a folder location, or a temporary URL).
  2. Under the login form, click Lost your password.

    HostGator wp-admin Lost Your Password

  3. Enter the username or email address of the account you're trying to log into.
  4. Click Get New Password to have the reset password email sent to that username's email.

    HostGator wp-admin Gew New Password


Via Softaculous

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Scroll down to the Software section and click on the Softaculous Apps Installer.

    Softaculous Apps Installer Icon

  3. On the Softaculous page, click on the Installations box.

    Installations Box

  4. Navigate to the Installation that you wish to edit.
  5. On the right-hand side of the row, click the Pencil icon to load the Installation Details.

    Edit Installation Details

  6. Go to the Admin Account section on the Installation Details page.
  7. Enter the Admin Username and Admin Password for which you want to change the password.

    Softaculous Admin Account

  8.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on Save Installation Details.   

Via QuickInstall

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Navigate to the Software section, then click on QuickInstall.

    HostGator cPanel QuickInstall

  3. At the top of the page, click My Installs.

    My Installs section

  4. Locate your WordPress installation.
  5. Click on the Reset Password link.

    WordPress password reset link

  6. Select the username you wish to change the password for from the dropdown box, then enter a new password.
    Check out our guide on how to make a strong, memorable password:
  7. Click the Reset Password button to change the password for the selected user.

Via phpMyAdmin

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Navigate to the Databases section, then click on the phpMyAdmin icon.

    phpMyAdmin icon

  3. Click on the WordPress database from the left panelist.
  4. Click wp_users from the left panelist.

    WordPress Users

  5. Under user_login, you will see the list of registered users. Under the user whose password you wish to reset, click edit.

    Edit WordPress Admin Password

  6. Under the user_pass column, clear the value on the far right.

    Clear current password

  7. Replace it with what you would like the password to be, then in the dropdown menu, select MD5.

    MD5 New password

  8. At the bottom of the page, click GO.