Having a strong and secure password helps you protect your data from being hacked and leaked. This is true irrespective of whether it is the password for your bank account, personal computer, mobile phone or your website. Assuming you run a website, given the rise in online attacks it is important that you set a strong password for your website.
In this tutorial, we will cover the steps you need to take to change your WordPress website’s password. There are 3 ways to reset your WordPress login password.
Changing your password from your WordPress dashboard
Once you’ve purchased your web hosting and installed WordPress, you can easily log in to your WordPress backend from your Bluehost dashboard. However, if you want to login to your WordPress website directly.
After you’ve logged in to your WordPress website backend, you can easily change your WordPress login password by following these steps:
Step 1. Go to the left side-bar and click on ‘Users’ and click on ‘Profile’
Step 2. Scroll down to the ‘Account Management’ section
Step 3. Click on ‘Set New Password’ button
Step 4. WordPress will automatically generate a strong password. You can either use this password or set your own password
Note: In case you want to set your own password make sure that it is a combination of the following:
- Uppercase and lowercase letters
- Numbers and,
- Special characters
Step 5: Click on the ‘Update Profile’ button to set your new WordPress login password
Changing your password from your WordPress login page
This procedure is helpful in case you have forgotten your password and wish to reset it.
Step 1. Go to your WordPress login page. Example: https://yourwebsitename.com/wp-login
Step 2. You will be redirected to the the login page (image reference below)
Step 3. Click on the link ‘Lose your password?’
Step 4. You will be redirected to a new page. Enter your WordPress ‘Username or Email Address’
Step 5. Click on the ‘Get New Password’ button. You will be sent a password change link to your registered email address
Step 6. Login to your registered email id and click on the link, and set your new password
Changing the password of a user from your WordPress dashboard
If you’re the Administrator and have several other users posting on your WordPress website, you can help change their password too. To change a user’s password follow these steps:
Step 1. Go to the left side-bar and click on ‘Users’ and click on ‘All Users’
Step 2. Hover your cursor over the ‘Username’ whose password you want to change. You will notice several action items
Step 3. Click on ‘Edit’ and follow the instructions from the above steps of changing your user’s password from the ‘Account Management’ section
Step 3. Click on ‘Send password reset’ if you want the user to change their own password
Step 4. A password reset link will be sent to the user’s registered email address
Step 6. The user can then login to their registered email id and click on the link, and set their new password
Note: WordPress users include various roles like Editor, Author, Subscriber, Contributor, and Administrator.
Secure login – safe website
Although it is important to keep your data safe by installing an SSL certificate and taking regular backups of your website, it is equally important to keep changing your WordPress password on a timely basis. Along with this, you can even incorporate a two-step authentication process to tighten your WordPress login security. Some of the plugins you can use are Duo, Google Authenticator, Two-Factor and more.
Lastly, make sure that you do not share your login information with anyone and keep your WordPress website safe and secure.
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