Posted: February 11, 2015

Introduction

Forgetting your site admin username or password is a common occurrence and your WordPress site has functionality built-in to cater for these occasions. The forgot password screen will allow to enter your email address and your WordPress site will email you further instructions to set a new password.

Steps

  1. Go to http://yourdomain.com/wp-login.php (replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name)
  2. Click on the ‘Lost your Password’ link
  3. You will be redirected to http://yourdomain.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword
  4. Enter your username of email address of your admin account and submit the form
  5. Check your email account to receive further instructions

Things To Consider

When selecting a new password ensure you use a strong combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols. Passwords should not be birthdays, children/pet names or human readable.

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No

Do You Like What You See?