Have You Forgotten WordPress Admin Password? Get A New One

There are many things you need to remember in your life. Related to your work it’s a common activity as you forgot your passwords. While working with WordPress you may forgot WordPress admin password which will stop you to log in into your WordPress admin area.

This simple thing may panic many bloggers who are not the techie. You have to follow some steps and you will able to recover WordPress password easily.

Even many techie people forget to store their password which may turn to a problem for them because without their WordPress password how can they log in? Let me provide you the tutorial by going through which you can recover WordPress password.

How to change WordPress Password?

When you forget your password then you have a question as how to change WordPress password? There are some continuous steps you have to follow for getting your new password.

1). First of all, you should log in to your WordPress admin panel by adding the URL  “http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-login.php“.

2). After this, a login window will appear to you where you have to fill your WordPress username and password. But if you have forgot your password then click on “lost your password” to get a new password.

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3). A new screen will open where you will be asked to enter your e-mail or username to get a link from which you can reset the password. You should fill your e-mail at which you will be sent an e-mail including the link.

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4). Again with a new screen, you will be informed to check your e-mail for the confirmation link. As I have said earlier that after clicking on the link you will be able to reset the password for your WordPress admin area.

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5). After clicking the link shown in an e-mail you receive from WordPress you will come to a new window in which you have to fill your new password twice, one is to fill your new password and other to confirm it and then click to “reset password”.

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6). A notification will be shown in front of you telling you that your password has been reset and now you can log in. Click to “log in” and again you come to the WordPress login area which you have seen earlier. You just have to fill your username and your new password and here you go to your WordPress dashboard.

Have you ever forgotten WordPress admin password?

You get engaged with many things while working. Have you ever forgotten WordPress admin password? If you did then you are well aware the panic you had.

But if you never forgot then you should know that you can reset it easily by following the above-mentioned steps. It’s always recommended to have a strong password from the security point of view.

I hope this tutorial will help you and still you have any doubt then I am here.:)

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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  1. Hey Ravi,

    Remembering passwords is one of the hardest tasks a blogger can ever face. And you just cant store them in a text file due to the fear of them getting stolen.

    And you have to make sure that the password must be really strong so that the hackers cant get in. And naturally, we forget those strong passwords.

    And here is your tutorial to save us 😀 , Nicely done Ravi. Easy but helpful yet.

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    Have a great week ahead!

    – Rohit

    1. Hi Rohit,

      You are right. We have lots of account at different websites so it’s hard to keep all of them in our mind so we need to store them.

      But what if we lost them? Here is the solution I have mentioned in the post.

      You can reset them easily.

      Thanks for your input.:)

      Have an amazing weekend.:)


  2. Hi Ravi,

    Thank you for this.

    When it comes to passwords nowadays they really have to be complicated to keep the hackers out so I’ve got some really long hard to remember passwords. So far I’ve been able to remember my passwords but this is something to have handy for that time I won’t be able to, and I’m sure that time will be coming soon LOL!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Liz 🙂

    1. Hi Liz,

      It’s dependent at you whether you feel carefree by writing your passwords for safe or to fear about forgetting.

      You should keep your passwords safe so that so will not need this stuff to do.

      But still it’s an easy task so nothing to panic about. You can change the password of your WordPress admin area with in a minute.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Have a peaceful day.:)


      1. Hey Ravi,

        It is my 1st time here and your blog is fast loading and responsive as well.
        Yes we sometime forget our blog passwords which gives us a lot of tension. You had made an excellent post it will surely help newbie who don’t know how to recover their forgotten WordPress password.


        1. Hi Suprabhat,

          First of all I would like to welcome you at my blog.:)

          You know we can’t remember everything in our life and while running any business its hard to remember passwords of all the accounts.

          Many bloggers get afraid after losing their password. But there is nothing to fear about. WordPress has given an option to reset it.

          Glad to see you here.:)

          Enjoy your weekend.


  3. Hi Ravi,

    Yes indeed, forgetting our passwords is such a common problem 🙂

    Most bloggers, especially new ones, forget their passwords or don’t save them up well, which results in getting lost about how to check in to their blogs. I am glad you came up with this post, which explains the steps very well. Good I learnt this long back too, though always keep my password noted and saved, whether it’s for the blog or even any social media accounts.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend, just as it’s coming up 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      It’s not possible to remember all the passwords for a single person so it’s better to save them. But many bloggers forget their password so they should know how to reset their password?

      It’s a simple task beginners should know.

      Thanks for taking time to drop your input.:)

      Have a great day.


    1. Hey Babanature,

      There are many tools to save your password but you should know as how can you reset your password.

      If hackers hack your website then finally you have to change your password to increase security level.

      Thanks for visiting.:)


  4. Hi Ravi,

    I always use the same username and password for all my blog. Not good practice I know, but I forget my name half the time (lol), so what chance do I have of remembering multiple passwords.

    I’m sure this tutorial will be appreciated by lots of beginner, non techi WordPress users. 🙂

    Have a lovely day!

    1. Hi Kerry,

      You are not alone who forget your password. There are many like you including me.;)

      But we all should know the solution for it.

      Thanks for your kind words.

      Have a great weekend.:)


  5. Hi Ravi,

    Nice topic for newbies. But, I think this is very process. All must aware about this. It can help them who are really not aware of.

    Easy passwords can be hack by hackers. Choosing a difficult password is must for our security purpose. And try to change your passwords frequently. This can help in security manner.

    Hope, the newbies like your tutorial. Shared on my network. Keep it up.

    Have a wonderful day!

    1. Hi Nisha,

      From security point of the password for your WordPress admin are should be difficult so that it’s hard to crack their password.

      Beginners should as how they can change their password.

      Thanks for your sharing.:)

      Have a great day.


  6. Hi Ravi,

    What a great tutorial post! 🙂

    The newbie will fully understand this that’s for sure. You know I can never remember my WordPress password. My password don’t make any sense and it can’t be found in the dictionary.

    Plus, I have hundreds of passwords on different networks and social medias and I have installed “Passwords” appl on my iPhone who keeps and stores all of my passwords. Never use the same password on everything.


    1. Hi Angela,

      That’s the main problem that we use different password for different social networks and other websites that’s why there are chances that we may forget the password.

      I just keep my passwords written in my dairy so that if I forget then I look there.

      But beginners should know about the recovery of their password.

      Thanks for being here every time.:)

      Enjoy your day.


  7. Hi Ravi,

    Yes, I have forgotten my password and this is good information to know. Right now I use a tool that remembers all my passwords, but sometimes it has some issues, so it’s good to know what you’ve provided in this post. I also keep an Excel spreadsheet as well with all my passwords in it.

    Everyone needs to know this and it’s a great post.

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Many bloggers use some tools to keep their password face but in my opinion it’s better to keep them saved in your notes so that you can have a look whenever you want. Plugins are not that much trustworthy comparing to your own.

      Thanks for taking time to say your words.

      Have a wonderful day.:)


  8. Passwords make me CRAZY!!
    In the good old days (LOL), I had two that I interchanged between all my password protected sites.

    Now I have so many and they are so complex that I’ve resorted to two archaic strategies:
    1. I keep them all listed on a yellow paper index card in the drawer with my checkbooks (also archaic). A few I remember and a few are shared between two platforms – but generally I have to look at the card a few times per week. Especially when my browser decides it doesn’t want to remember anymore.

    2. I use the “reset password” or “forgot password” option frequently. Thus resulting in more new passwords that I can’t remember!

    Thank goodness it’s possible to recover and reset lost passwords, as you showed so well in this post Ravi. The panic of being locked out of WordPress would be unbearable!

    Thanks for the great instructions!
    Enjoy your upcoming weekend.


    1. Hi Deborah,

      Yeah! for sure these strategies are going to work. Even I too keep my passwords and all necessary stuff related to my websites aside in my notes.

      It’s hard to remember all the passwords so sometimes I look upon them and try to remember then but for security purpose I need to change the passwords in a regular interval of time.

      Beginners should know that they can change their WordPress admin password.
      We can’t take risks to get restricted by WordPress.

      Thanks for taking time to put your wonderful input.:)

      Enjoy your day.:)


  9. Hi Ravi thanks for your thoughtfulness in bringing this tutorial on how to change your password.

    These days password need to be really complex to protect ourselves from hackers. I have forgotten my password a few times but recently have been able to memorize it.

    It a good idea to change it occasionally too.

    Have a great day.

    1. Hi Yvonne,

      I have encountered to many problems when I lost my password.
      As you know it’s not possible to handle your website if you don’t have password.

      I don’t want to let it happen with any other bloggers. So thought to provide a tutorial to reset the password. I hope it will help others.

      Glad to see you again.:)

      Enjoy your day.


  10. Hi Ravi,
    Remembering the password is I think the most perplexing task specially for those one who work on many blogs at same time. It has few times happened to me through which I suffered. Although after that bad experience I have learnt how to save your password but I think this is the best topic you have selected to resolve many one’s problem regarding forgetting the password.
    Thanks for sharing such an informative tutorial hope you’ll come up with many new ideas.

    1. Hi Mairaj,

      You are perfectly right that remembering all the passwords is somehow very difficult task.

      You may have many accounts and you can’t remember their passwords. It’s recommended that you should have written notes for all the passwords so that you can find them whenever you want.

      It’s very easy to reset the WordPress admin password.

      Thanks for your continuous support.:)


  11. Hello,

    I love this post.

    I always forget my passwords. Because I have an accounts on so many website. I always follow the same steps which you have mentioned above.

    Dr. Diana

    1. Hey Diana,

      We are humans and forget many things.

      Due to having many accounts we can’t remember all the passwords.

      But it’s good to know that you can recover them easily.

      Thanks for your comment.:)


  12. Thank you Ravi,
    I never knew how to retrieve my password, but I always backup all my information on paper, on my gmail, and on a flash drive. If, I lost all that information; this is differently informative.
    I am glad to read your blog and you have informative information on your blog. Thank you for sharing on retrieving your password….:)

    1. Hey Paul,

      There is nothing nearby impossible with WordPress.

      If you lose your password then you can reset it within few minutes. But it’s recommended that you should keep your passwords safe so that you don’t need to get panic if you forget.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.:)

      I am happy to see you again.


  13. Always prevention is better than cure, if you own multiple blogs which makes tough to remember password for every site. Then, you can use tools like Last Pass or 1Password 🙂

    1. Hi Pankaj,

      Welcome to my blog.:)

      Forgetting password is the common activity when you have multiple websites.

      I don’t think that you need to use any tool. WordPress has provided you the option to reset your password.

      Thanks for commenting.:)


  14. Hi Ravi

    Passwords are the bane of my life. I must have hundreds!! It beats me why I need to enter a password to do some of the mundane things that are password protected.

    However, my WP site I accept needs password protecting – and yes I’ve forgotten it many times. I wish your tutorial had been around to help me then.

    There’s no way I could remember all my password, or even write them down, so I use two different password-savers. I also let my browser remember it – but even so, it still sometimes gets forgotten – so that’s a useful tutorial.

    Have a great weekend. Joy

    1. Hi Joy,

      It’s such a common activity in our life that we all forget passwords.

      While using WordPress I forget my password many times and then I need to rest it or just to look at my notes which I keep with myself.

      It’s better to have a backup plan.

      But still changing WordPress password is very easy.

      Thanks for taking time to say your words.

      Have a great weekend.:)


  15. Hey Ravi,

    I think that I am a little bit late here. But never mind, better late than never. The mere hearing of the word “Password” brings a little shiver to me. What if I forget? Because there are so many accounts here & there with so many passwords that sometimes I lose track of them. Therefore I always write down on a word document when I create them.

    Though if you forget your WordPress Blog’s password, then you can able to reset it. But here you have to follow some procedures. Thanks to you for this tutorials with suitable pictures. It will definitely help many to recover password of WP Blog.


    1. Hi Swapnadip,

      Nothing to worry about party is still going.;)

      Yeah! when it comes to remember password I feel like what if I forget? Here is the solution.

      For your WordPress admin password you can reset it anytime just in two minutes.

      I am glad to see you here again.:)

      Enjoy this Sunday.


  16. Hii Ravi,

    You covered a nice tutorial Bro. Forget the WordPress Admin Password is a common mistake of most of the bloggers and it happens with all of us. But all those new bloggers who don’t know how to get a New One can be in very trouble.

    But thanks to you they will be able to understand the actual process of getting a new password. Thank you so much bro for sharing this amazing tutorial 🙂

    1. Hi Amit,

      WordPress provides many facilities for its uses and this is one off them.

      Forgetting passwords is the common activity and you should know how to reset it?

      You can do that by following some easy steps mentioned above.

      Thanks for your visit.:)

      Enjoy your day.


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