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How to change WordPress password?

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This tutorial will show the process of changing your password in WordPress whenever you forget your password or need to change it for security reasons.

There are many ways to reset your password. The easiest way to reset password is from the main login page by clicking ‘ Lost your Password’ but some time WordPress password reset email never makes it to your inbox because your WordPress hosting company doesn’t have it configured properly.

Here are the three different methods to change WordPress password.

How to change the WordPress password from Dashboard

This is the easiest way to reset the password through Dashboard. First thing you need to log in your WordPress site. (For example, https://example.com/wp-login/ ) in to your browser.

  1. After logging in, go to Users >> Your profile in Dashboard  

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  1. Click on your profile.
  2. Scroll down to Account Management section where you will see the New Password option and click the Generate Password button. Or, you can change the automatically-generated password.
  3. Click Update profile.

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Changing WordPress password When Locked Out

Sometimes if you forget your password then simply go to WordPress login page (for example, https://example.com/wp-login/) and click on the “Lost Your Password” link.

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After clicking on “Lost your Password “it will move to the password reset page. You need to either enter your username or email address to reset the password. Once done, then you will get a new password, then login to your profile page and change this password.

To change the WordPress password from PHPMyAdmin

The above method is simple but sometimes you are not permitted to that method if you don’t have the email address. So you have to change the password form PHPMyAdmin.

  1. First, you need to login into the phpMyAdmin option under the database section.
  2. After you launch the PHPMyAdmin, you will see the list of all databases, then you need to click the database associated with your WordPress site.
  3. Look for wp_users in the table column.
  4. Click on the icon for Browse.wordpress
  5. Now click on the edit link.phpmyadmin edit @wordpress

Now you need to delete the value in the user_pass field and replace it with your new password. In the function column, select MD5 from the drop-down menu, then click on the ‘Go’ button. Now you have successfully changed your password form the phpMyAdmin.


We hope this article will help you to change the password on the WordPress site, effectively and without the need for an expert. If you have followed all these steps in the tutorial, then you might be able to change the WordPress password through these different methods. Still confused, let us know in the comments below

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