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Resetting your WordPress password

Difficulty: Beginner

Overview

As the passwords for WordPress users are encrypted, there's no way to recover them if you've forgotten it. However, there's a simple reset procedure which will use your email address for verification. If you've forgotten your WordPress password, simply follow the instructions below to reset.

Instructions

  1. Go to your WordPress login page, for example - http://yoursitehere.com.au/wp-login .
  2. Click on the Lost your password? link located below the login prompt:
  3. Enter your username or email address.
  4. Press "Get New Password".
  5. Your new password will be e-mailed to you.
  6. Once you get your new password, login and change it in your profile page.
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