Need to reset your WordPress password? Don’t worry. There are several ways to reset your WordPress password.
Use the Lost Your Password Link to Rest Your WordPress Password
The default WordPress login page of your WordPress website includes a Lost Your Password? link. To get to this link, visit your site’s login page. To get there, just add /wp-login.php or /wp-admin to the end of your domain name in your browser.
Below the login fields on this page, you will see the Lost your password? link.
Click this link to be taken to the password reset prompt.
Enter your username or email address to get your new password. You should then receive and email with instructions for completing your WordPress password reset.
Reset Other User Passwords Remotely with iThemes Sync
If you are the admin of a WordPress site and you have an active iThemes Sync account, you can reset a WordPress password for any user on your WordPress site via Client Dashboard in your iThemes Sync Panel.
When you log in to your iThemes Sync panel, you can expand the section for the site you wish to modify the password for by selecting the down arrow icon. From the Users tab for the site, you can modify the current WordPress users or add a new one. If you are looking to reset the password, select the user whose password you wish to change and select the Edit option. From there you will see the following section where you can make those modifications.
You can fill in any of this information that you wish, but we’re going to focus simply on the Password section where you can enter the password you wish to change it to. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Save.
As an advanced alternative, you can reset the password for a user via the WordPress database. To do that, open the phpMyAdmin tool in your cPanel and select the WordPress database from the left side of the page.
Then click the SQL tab and type the following query in the text field:
UPDATE `wp_users` SET `user_pass` = MD5('new_password') WHERE `wp_users`.`user_login` = "username";
In the above query replace new_password with the new password for the user and username with the full username of the user.
Once you’ve entered the query hit the Go button.
A Word on WordPress Password Best Practices
Having a strong, unique and secure WordPress password is important to the overall security of your website. Take this WordPress password strength quiz to make sure you’re on the right track.
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