How to Change Your Password in WordPress in 2 Minutes

Would you like to know how to change the password on your WordPress site? You may forget your password or need to change it for security reasons at any moment.

While the login page has a lost password option that allows you to reset your password, the WordPress password reset email may not reach your inbox because your WordPress hosting business has it configured incorrectly.

Other times, for security concerns, you may wish to force every user on your website to reset their WordPress password.

We’ll show you four different ways to change your WordPress password in this beginner’s guide to cover every eventuality.

How to Change Your WordPress Password

Before You Change Your WordPress Password, Here’s What You Should Know

Passwords are your first line of defense against hacking efforts, and we can’t stress this enough.

Users frequently choose a weak password because it is simple to remember. Please do not act in this manner. One of the numerous free and safe password managers is available.

It’s all too easy to disclose your WordPress passwords with coworkers or even freelance devs. That is something you should never do.

Instead, we propose creating a new user account with the appropriate user role so that permissions may be managed.

In this manner, if somebody leaves your team, you can immediately cancel their account without having to reset your main password.

In 2 Minutes, Change Your WordPress Password

This is the most straightforward method for changing your WordPress password.

The first step is to log into your WordPress account. You can accomplish this by typing your WordPress login URL into your browser (for example, https://example.com/login/).

Go to Users » Your Profile from your WordPress menu once you’ve logged in.

Your WordPress Profile Page

You must go down to the Account Management area of your WordPress profile to find the New Password option. To create a new password, click the ‘Generate Password’ button.

WordPress Password Generator

WordPress will generate a strong password for you automatically.

WordPress's Automated Password

You have the option of keeping this strong password or changing it to a new one.

Then, to save your new password, click the ‘Update Profile’ option.

Make a secure WordPress password and remember it.

When you’re finished, you’ll notice a Profile Updated notification at the top of the page. WordPress will also send you an email with a password change notification.

A new password has been added to your WordPress profile.

When you’re locked out of WordPress, you’ll need to reset your password.

When you have access to your WordPress dashboard, you can use the procedure described above to change your password.

But what if you’ve forgotten your password and are unable to log in?

Don’t worry, there’s an extremely simple way to retrieve your WordPress password.

You can find the ‘Lost your password?’ link on the WordPress login page (https://example.com/wp-login.php).

Recovering a WordPress password that has been forgotten

It will send you to the password reset page when you click that. To reset your account’s password, you must either enter your username or your email address.

Screen for recovering your WordPress password

When you’re finished, WordPress will give you a link to reset your password to the email address linked with your user account.

See our tutorial on how to recover a lost password in WordPress for more information.

How to Change the WordPress Database Password

Although the ‘Lost Password’ technique is simple, you may be unable to utilize it if you don’t have access to the email address associated with the account or if your WordPress site fails to send an email.

If you find yourself in this circumstance, you’ll need to reset your WordPress password in the database. phpMyAdmin is the simplest way to accomplish this.

To begin, go to the control panel of your WordPress hosting account. Then, under the Databases area, select the phpMyAdmin option.

cPanel's phpMyAdmin

Because each hosting company has their own control panel, your screen may look different. If you’re having trouble finding the phpMyadmin link, contact your hosting provider.

You’ll get a list of all your databases after you run the phpMyAdmin software. You must choose the database that is linked to your WordPress site.

Choose a WordPress database.

The list of tables in your WordPress database will appear after that. In this list, search for the wp users table and click the ‘Browse’ option next to it.

Look through the user table.

This will display a list of all users who have access to your WordPress site. You must click the edit option next to your user account on this page.

In phpMyAdmin, you can edit a user's account.

PhpMyAdmin will display a form with all of the user’s data fields.

The value in the user pass column must be deleted and replaced with your new password. Select MD5 from the drop-down menu in the function column and click the Go button.

Password should be changed

That’s it, your WordPress password has been successfully updated.

How to Force All WordPress Users to Change Passwords

If your website has been hacked or your sector has a data compliance rule, you may need to force all users to reset their WordPress passwords.

Using a Password Expiration plugin is simple to accomplish.

We hope that this post has shown you how to update your WordPress password.