Sometimes we get so caught up in covering the complex WordPress hacks and offering tips, that we forget to cover many of the things that are often taken for granted.
Today I decided to write a quick post and cover how to reset your password within the WordPress dashboard (for WordPress 2.0+):
- Go to the Users tab.
- Click on the Your Profile link.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your desired password in the New Password field.
- Click the Update Profile button.
That’s it! If you are using an older version of WordPress, you’ll want to consult the WordPress Codex.
If you can’t get into your dashboard, you can also reset your password from PHPMyAdmin (only recommended for comfortable advanced users):
- Select the WordPress database of the blog you want to reset the password on.
- Click on wp_users.
- Click the “browse” icon (or “structure”).
- Click browse in the user_login field.
- Locate the ID number associated with your login and commit it to memory.
- Click browse in the user_pass field and find your login.
- Click edit.
- Delete the numbers and letters next to the ID number.
- Enter your desired password (case sensitive).
- Select MD5 in the drop-down menu.
- Click Go.
- Verify your new password works!
If you are not the administrator, you can always contact the administrator to reset your password as well. Good luck!