How do I reset my WordPress password?

In WordPress, there are multiple ways that you can reset your password. Here are the ways that can be done.

If you wish to change your passwords in current versions:

  1. In the Admin Panel menu, go to USERS
  2. Find and Click on your username in the list to edit
  3. Once you are in the Edit User screen, scroll down to the New Password section and type in your new password in the boxes provided. If you want to make sure your password is strong, the strength box will show you.
  4. Click the UPDATE PROFILE button and your new password will be updated immediately

You can change your password through the automatic emailer:

You can use the “lost password” feature of WordPress, if you know your email or username.

  1. Go to your WordPress Login page (ex. http://yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-login.php)
  2. Click on the Lost your password? link
  3. Enter your username or the email address on file for that account once you are on the page.
  4. Your new  password will be emailed to you
  5. You can either keep the new password, or, login and change it to something more easy to remember on your profile page.

Change Password Through FTP

There is also an easy way to reset your password via FTP, if you’re using the admin user.

1. Login to your site via FTP and download your active theme’s functions.php file.

2. Edit the file and add this code to it, right at the beginning, after the first <?php:

               wp_set_password( 'password', 1 );

Put in your own new password for the main admin user. The “1” is the user ID number in the wp_users table.

So for example:  wp_set_password( ‘abc1234’, 1 );

3. Upload this modified file back to your site.

4. After you then are able to login, you need to make sure to go back and remove that code. It will reset your password on every page load until you do.