Change Password on WordPress Website
Every website needs some basic security. The most common methods of securing a WordPress website are through the use of a WordPress login and a strong password. In order to login to your WordPress website, you must set a strong password and keep it confidential. If you forget your password, you will have to reset it through the use of a special link that is emailed to you.
The fact is that many people forget passwords. So, if you’re one of these people, you need to learn how to change your WordPress password without having to log in to the backend first. This article will teach you how to do this. It will cover both the Login to WordPress and the Reset Password for WordPress websites:
How to Change the Password for a WordPress Website
The first step in changing your WordPress password is to log in to your WordPress dashboard. If you’re already logged in, you can proceed to the next step.
Once you’re on the dashboard, click on the Users tab.
You will see that there are currently three users with the same user ID. Yours is probably the first one.
The next step is to go to the Users screen of WordPress and identify the user ID of the account you want to change. Once you know that, you can proceed to the next step to change the password.
Navigate to the Profile section of this user.
You should see a profile image and a series of text fields. In the profile image, on the left, you will see a drop-down menu. In this menu, you will see the full name of the user. Below the name, you will see the email address of this person. To the right of these elements is a link that says ‘Edit Profile’. Clicking on this link will bring you to the user’s profile page. On this page, you can see more information about the user including their username. You can also change the user’s picture, as well as their public and private social media links. You must enter a new password for this user. The new password will not be the same as the current password. To confirm your new password, click on the “Update Profile” button at the top right of the page.
Once you’ve updated the profile, log out of your WordPress dashboard. If you’re still logged in, you will be returned to the login page. Now, when you log in again, you will be presented with a message that your password has expired and must be changed. Follow the instructions to change your password. Now, when you log in to WordPress, you will see that the password for this user has been changed.
How to Login to a WordPress Website
When you visit a WordPress website, you will see that there is a part of the site that asks for your name and email address. This is the “login prompt.” When someone wants to login to your WordPress website, they will type their email address and password in the spaces provided and click on the “login” button. This will take them to the login page of your site. From there, they can access the rest of the content.
In order to stop another person from logging in with your email address and password, you must do the following:
- Verify that the email address that they entered is correct.
- Change the password.
- Block the user’s access to your account.
- Delete the user’s account.
Reset the Password for a WordPress Website
If you’ve ever changed the password on a WordPress website, you’ll realize that it’s quite difficult to remember all of these complex passwords. For this reason, you need a way to reset them easily. Fortunately, WordPress comes with an option that allows you to do this. When you visit the dashboard for your website, you will see a button that looks like this:
This is the “forgot password” button. When this button is clicked, you will be brought to a page that contains the following elements:
- A form that requests your email address.
- A form that allows you to reset the password for your WordPress website.
Your email address must be entered here in order to reset the password. When you click on the “Reset Password” button, your WordPress website will be immediately regenerated with a new, randomly generated password. You must change this password the next time you log in to your site. For added security, you can add another layer of password protection by adding a second factor such as a security question or a personal question. This will add an extra layer of security and make your password harder to guess if someone tries to guess your password. Even if they get the password, they won’t be able to login without a second factor.
The Downsides to Password Protected Websites
While there are numerous benefits to using a password to protect your WordPress website, there are also some disadvantages. One big disadvantage is that if you forget your password, you’ll have to look it up manually. If you use a weak password (such as 12345) or a simple password (such as hello), it will be very easy for someone else to gain access to your account. A good password manager such as Dashboard Password will automatically generate strong passwords for you, ensuring that nobody can guess your username or password. You must enter your username and password every time you log in to Dashboard Password. If you forget either one of these details at the login page, you will be prompted to enter them again. While every website is not susceptible to data theft, it’s always best to be on the safe side.
If you’re looking for information on how to protect your WordPress website, you can start with these articles:
- How to Create a Dashboard-Style WordPress Login Page
- How to Create a Login and Register Page Using WordPress
- How to Create a Login Page and Register using WordPress
- Build a Custom Login Page Using WordPress
Additionally, if you’d like to learn more about security in general, you can read the following articles: