Have you forgotten your WordPress password and now want to recover the lost password? Even the most tech savvy people forget their passwords now and then. That’s why WordPress makes it super easy to recover a lost password securely. In this article, we will show you how to easily recover your lost password in WordPress.
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First, go to the login screen of your WordPress blog. The login page of your WordPress blog is located at
Replace, www.example.com with your website address. Your WordPress login screen has a Lost your password? link just below the login form. See the screenshot below:
Click on Lost your password? link. This will take you to another page where you will be asked to provide your WordPress username or email address.
Enter the username you use to log into your WordPress blog. You can also provide the email address you have used during the installation or registration on your WordPress blog. After entering the username or email address, click the Get New Password button.
Once you have entered a valid username or email address, WordPress will send an email to the email address associated with that account. It will also show you “Check your e-mail for the confirmation link” notification on the login screen.
Check your email inbox, there will be an email with the subject [Your Blog Title] Password Reset. Wait for a few minutes if you do not immediately see the email in your inbox. If you still do not see an email, then check your Spam or Junk Mail folder.
When you get the email, it will have a message similar to the following:
Someone requested that the password be reset for the following account:
If this was a mistake, just ignore this email and nothing will happen.
To reset your password, visit the following address:
Click on the second link to reset your password. This link will take you back to your website and will allow you to enter a new password for your WordPress account.
WordPress will automatically generate a strong password for you. You can change that to use your own strong password. The strength indicator bar will also let you know the strength of your password. WordPress will let you set a weak password, but it is recommended that you choose a strong password.
A strong password is more than 8 characters long, contains both upper and lower case letters, with numbers, and special characters like ! ” ? $ % ^ &.
Once you have entered a password, press the Reset password button. You will see a notification “Your password has been reset. Log in”.
Congratulations, you have successfully reset your WordPress password. Click on “Login” link to sign in to your WordPress blog using the new password.
Advanced level WordPress users can also reset WordPress password from phpMyAdmin.
Bonus #1: Ensure Deliverability of Password Reset Emails
Even if your hosting is configured to use it, many email service providers, like Gmail and others, keep emails sent through WordPress sites from reaching your inbox.
The easiest way to ensure WordPress emails are properly sent is by using an SMTP plugin for WordPress like WP Mail SMTP.
Unlike the PHP mail() function, WP Mail SMTP uses proper authentication, which leads to high email deliverability.
Note: There is also a free version of WP Mail SMTP that you can use.
For more details, check out our guide on how to fix WordPress not sending email issue.
Bonus #2: Create a Strong and Memorizable WordPress Password
When you reset your password, WordPress automatically generates a strong password that is not easy to guess. You’re supposed to store this strong password with a password manager.
Otherwise, you’ll eventually forget it and have to reset the password again the next time you log into your site. Or you might need to use a weaker but memorizable password, which is not recommended for your WordPress website’s security.
This is why using IsItWP’s Free Strong Password Generator Tool is recommended. It helps you generate strong yet memorizable passwords. It’s a free online tool; no login or download is required.
Bonus #3: Keep WordPress From Forgetting ‘Remember Me’
Entering your password each time you log in to your WordPress blog can be bothersome.
However, if you always log in to your WordPress blog from your own devices using your home internet connection, then you can stop WordPress from forgetting you with Always Remember Me plugin.
This plugin will check the Remember Me box below your login screen. So, once you log in to your WordPress, you will remain logged in for a long time unless you clear your browser’s cookies.
We hope this tutorial helped you learn more about resetting your WordPress password. You may also want to see our guide on how to force strong passwords in WordPress or our expert picks on the best WordPress login page plugins.