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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.
  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.

Softaculous Password Reset

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Scroll down to the Software section and click on the Softaculous Apps Installer.
  3. On the main page of Softaculous, click on Installations or, in the upper right-hand corner, click on the Box icon within the navigation bar to show the list of Scripts Installations.
  4. Under Link, find the domain for which you need to reset the password.
  5. On the right-hand side of the row, click the Pencil icon to load the Installation Details.
  6. Go to the Admin Account section on the Installation Details page.
  7. Enter the Admin Username for which you want to change the password.
  8. Enter the new Admin Password.
  9.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on Save Installation Details.   

QuickInstall Password Reset

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Under Software/Services, click on QuickInstall.
  3. At the top of the page, click My Installs.
  4. Locate the installation you wish to modify.
  5. Click Reset Password.
  6. Select the username you wish to change the password for from the drop-down 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.

Manual Password Reset

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Under Databases, click phpMyAdmin.
  3. Click on the WordPress database from the left panel list.
  4. Click wp_users from the left panel list.
  5. Under user_login, you will see the list of registered users. Under the user whose password you wish to reset, click edit.
  6. Under the user_pass column, clear the value on the far right and replace it with what you would like the password to be.
  7. In the Function drop-down menu, select MD5.
  8. At the bottom of the page, click GO.