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How to Reset WordPress Password

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

  • Use the Lost your password link on the login screen
  • Reset your password through QuickInstall
  • Manually reset the password through the database with phpMyAdmin

Lost Your Password Link

  1. Go to your login screen at http://example.com/wp-login.php (replace example.com with your actual domain and installation location).
  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 password sent to your email address.

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 (if you installed this through QuickInstall, this will be named wrdp#) 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 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.