How to Reset WordPress Admin Password ( 2 Easy Ways )

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.

go to wordpress login page

Step 2: Use the lost your password option

On the login screen click on Lost your password? link. 

click on lost your password

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. 

enter your email address and 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. 

click on the link in the email you received

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. 

enter your new password and click reset password

Once you complete resetting your password, you should get a confirmation as shown below. 

your password has been reset

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: 

  1. Managed WordPress hosting
  2. 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

open godaddy and click sign in

Step 2: Sign in to your account

Enter your username, password and click on Sign in

enter username and password then click sign in

Step 3: Open the Hosting and WordPress page

Click on the menu icon in the top right-hand corner as shown below. 

click on the menu icon

Then click on Hosting and WordPress

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. 

click on the three dot button

Then click on WP Admin

click on WP admin

This will automatically open a new window and log you into your dashboard as shown below. 

wordpress dashboard

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

Scroll down and click on generate password

WordPress will then generate a password for you. 

wordpress auto generated password

You can either use this password or you can enter your own password. An example is shown below. 

you can also enter your own password

Once you are done entering your new password, scroll down on the page and click on Update Profile

scroll down and click 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.

testing the new wordpress password by logging out

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