WordPress Passwords

If you have a WP Enthusiast or WP Professional hosting account...

If you have a WP Enthusiast or WP Professional account, there are some additional features that make changing a WordPress account password simpler.

Resetting the Admin Password in the ACC

If you have access to the WP Enthusiast or WP Professional ACC, you can change the WordPress site password directly from the ACC interface.

  1. Log in to the WP Enthusiast or WP Professional ACC
  2. In the left sidebar, click WordPress, then click List Sites in the drop-down
  3. Click the Nickname of your site
  4. Click the Reset Password button

This will take you to a new screen that will have a new, randomly generated password you can use to log in to your account. Once you have used it, we recommend going into the WordPress admin panel and changing the password to something you will remember. See the Changing the Admin Password in the WordPress Admin Panel section for more instructions on how to do this.

If you do not have access or your account is not a WP Enthusiast or WP Professional account...

If you do not have access to the hosting account or your hosting account is not a WP Enthusiast or WP Professional account, you can change the password from the login page or the WordPress admin interface.

These are also methods recommended for those with pairSIM WordPress installations.

Resetting the Admin Password in the Login Page

If you have lost your password and have access to the email address associated with the admin password for your account, you can reset the password by visiting the login page for your site's Admin Panel:

  1. Go to the WordPress Login page for your site
  2. Click on Lost your password?
  3. Fill out information in the form that follows, at the very least, you will need the admin email or admin username
  4. A new password will be emailed to you

Changing the Admin Password in the WordPress Admin Panel

If you haven't lost your password, but want to change it, you can change the password for the Admin user by visiting the WordPress Admin Panel for your site:

  1. Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Select the Users menu item
  3. Click on the user Admin to be taken to the admin's profile
  4. Find the About Yourself section
  5. Enter a new password in the New Password and Repeat New Password fields
  6. Click Update Profile

Changing a User's Password

If you have created additional WordPress users for your site, you can change their passwords from the WordPress Admin Panel:

  1. Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Select the Users menu item
  3. Click on the name of the user that you want to update
  4. Find the About Yourself section
  5. Enter a new password in the New Password and Repeat New Password fields
  6. Click Update Profile
Updated on August 27, 2018

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