Oops. It happens to all of us. You’re sure you wrote it down / saved it in your ‘remember all my passwords’ app / committed it to memory but you’re just not sure what it is.
How to reset your WordPress login password
To reset your WordPress login password you first need to go to the WordPress login page for your website.
Exactly what the web address for it will be depends on the domain name of your website, however it is very simple to determine.
Whatever your domain name is you just need to add /wp-login.php to the end of it and enter it into your web browser.
So if your domain name is mybusinesswebsite.com your WordPress login page will be found at:
If you made it to the right page, it should something like the following image:
Next you’ll want to click the Lost your password? link which I’ve highlighted.
Next you’ll see a screen like the following image:
Just enter your username (if you know it) or the email address associated with your account and click the Get New Password button.
Within a few minutes you should receive an email with reset instructions (check your junk / spam email folders if not).
Just follow the instructions on the email and you’ll be able to set the password to something new.
You’ll then be able to login again (hopefully successfully this time) at the unique login web address for your site, e.g.:
You can only use this method to reset the password for an existing user account with an existing WordPress website. If you want to create a new user just ask any administrator of your current site to set one up for you.
If for some reason you are really locked out of your website and totally stuck you can try some of the advanced methods (like Resetting your password through FTP) at the following link:
but these should only be done when the method I describe above has failed.