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How to Change Your Password in WordPress

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How to Change Your Password in WordPress

In the past, we have shown you how to reset your WordPress password using phpMyAdmin. That method is a little bit advanced, so we showed you an easier way to recover a lost password in WordPress in case you forgot yours. It was brought to our attention by one of the users that we do not have a tutorial on how to change your WordPress password. In this article, we will show you how to change your password in WordPress.

First thing you need to do is log in to your WordPress website. You will do this by going to something like: http://yoursite.com/login/

Once you are logged in, go to Users » Your Profile.

WordPress Change Password in User Profile

Scroll down until you see New Password option. Add your new password twice. The strength indicator bar below will tell you the strength of your passwords. You want to make sure that your password is strong. A strong password is easy for you to remember and hard for someone to guess.

Add new password screen

Once you have typed your new password, click on the Update Profile button to save your new password. That’s it.

Congratulations, you have successfully changed your WordPress password. If you have any questions regarding this step, feel free to ask in the comments.


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  • Jack

    Rather than running MD5 generator you can just type in your password as you normally would in English then select MD5 from the drop down menu to the left when your in phpmyadmin wp-users. WP will generate it for you