Changing Your WordPress Password in a Few Easy Steps
Creating and using strong passwords is critical in this day and age, with so many virtual threats around. No matter what type of WordPress user role you have, you definitely don’t want to be locked out of your WordPress admin, so you need to make sure to pick a strong password that you won’t forget.
Today, we’ll show you a few simple steps for changing your WordPress password. It is very easy to do and it will require just a minute of your time.
1. Find Users in your left menu and click on All Users
In the left-hand side of your Dashboard, find Users and, from there, click on All Users.
2. Find your Username and click on Edit
Find your username on the list of users and click on Edit under your name. This will open the Edit User area. Scroll down to Account Management and click on Generate Password button next to the New Password.
3. Choose your new password
By clicking on Generate Password, you will automatically be offered a generic one. You can use that one but you’ll more likely want to change it and create your own. Simply delete the generic password and type in the new one. WordPress will automatically tell you if your password is weak, medium or strong.
4. Update Profile
To complete the process, simply click on Update Profile and your new password will be saved.
Resetting a lost password
Lost your Password? Don’t worry, you can reset it very easily via email. Go to the WordPress dashboard login page and click on Lost your password?
It will send you to the Lost Password page where you’ll simply enter your username or your email and click on Reset password. Check your inbox for the link to create the new password and that’s it.
That’s pretty much all you need to know in order to reset or change your WordPress password. As you can see, it is a very simple, yet crucial thing to do if you want to keep your WordPress website and all its assets safe.
Don’t forget to make your password strong and unique and don’t use the same password across all your logins.