Sometimes it is possible to forget your WordPress website’s username or password. So how do you go about finding your username or resetting your password? We will have a detailed look at that in this article.
Method 1:Using the built-in password reset option in WordPress
Step 1: Open the login page of your website
Visit www.yoursite.com/login or www.yoursite.com/wp-admin to open the login page of your website.
Step 2: Use the lost your password option
On the login screen click on Lost your password? link.
Step 3: Get the password reset link
On the next page, you will need to enter your WordPress email address. This is the email address that you used when creating your WordPress website. Then click on Get New Password.
Step 4: Open the link in your email
You would have received a password reset link in your email. Open your email and click on the link that you have received in your email.
Remember, sometimes this email might land in your spam folder. If you don’t receive the email do check your spam folder.
Step 5: Create a new password
On the next page, you will need to enter a new password for your website. Then click on Reset Password as shown below.
Once you complete resetting your password, you should get a confirmation as shown below.
You should now be able to log in to your website using your new password. You can test it by clicking on Log in
On the login page now enter your username, your new password and click on Log in.
We have now successfully logged in to our website.
Resetting the wordpress password from your hosting account
Sometimes it is possible that you don’t remember the email which you used while creating your website. In this case, you will need to reset wordpress admin password from your hosting account.
Usually, there are 2 types of WordPress hosting:
- Managed WordPress hosting
- cPanel hosting
Method 2:Resetting your password on a managed WordPress hosting
Step 1: Open your hosting website
Our website is hosted on Godaddy so we will log in to Godaddy. If your website is hosted elsewhere log in to your hosting account. The procedure for resetting your password will generally be the same.
Open www.godaddy.com and click on Sign in
Step 2: Sign in to your account
Enter your username, password and click on Sign in
Step 3: Open the Hosting and WordPress page
Click on the menu icon in the top right-hand corner as shown below.
Then click on Hosting and WordPress
Step 4: Open the WP Admin dashboard
Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner to expand the menu.
Then click on WP Admin
This will automatically open a new window and log you into your dashboard as shown below.
Step 5: Open the Users page
In the left-hand menu hover over the Users menu and click on Your Profile as shown below.
You should now be able to see your WordPress username.
Step 6: Reset the password
On the Your Profile page scroll down and click on Generate Password
WordPress will then generate a password for you.
You can either use this password or you can enter your own password. An example is shown below.
Once you are done entering your new password, scroll down on the page and click on Update Profile
You should now be able to log in to your website with your new password. To test it, you can log out and try logging in again.