Tip: How to Recover Your WordPress Password
If you don’t log in often it’s easy to forget the password on your WordPress website. Here’s how to recover your password.
- Find the login page for your site. (It’s almost always something like” http://yourwebsiteurl.com/wp-login.php.”)
- Click “Lost Your Password?”
- Type your username (if you remember it) or your email address in the… well… “Username or password” box.
- Click OK and in a few minutes you’ll get an email message with a link that will allow you to create a new password.
This might seem like a funny way to operate but it’s a lot more secure. I mean why doesn’t WordPress just send you your password? Turns out WordPress stores only a strongly encrypted version of your password — so strongly encrypted even it can’t get it back out again. So that’s why it asks you to create a new one.
Long as you’re making a new password make sure it’s a good one. The good news if you forget? Now you know how to create a new one!