How to Change Your Password in WordPress

Having the ability to log in to one software or platform to manage all of your web sites and blogs is a huge accomplishment. With such accessibility all in one place, it’s important to make sure you keep access private at all times. This means you should not only have a strong and complex password for admin access, but also to change it every once in a while to make sure it doesn’t get stolen and hacked.

In this tutorial we are going to walk you through the process of changing your password, or the password of any users within WordPress.

How to Change Your Password in WordPress

The first step to changing your WordPress password, is to log in to your dashboard area. If you don’t remember your password, you can simply use the ‘forgot password’ option on your regular WordPress login page.

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Click on the “Users” tab in the left side menu area.

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Then click on “Your Profile”.

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Scroll to the bottom of this page and you will see an option for “New Password”.

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Enter your new password in this area. Be sure to make it complex with capitalized letters, numbers and even non-alphabetic characters if you like.

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Repeat the password again to make sure you have it right.

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Click on the “Update Profile” to implement your new password.

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Your profile should now be updated with your latest password. The next time you login through the dashboard area, remember to use your new password and update your saved password settings if needed.

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