How to Change Your WordPress Password
WordPress is one of the most popular web hosting platforms in the world, powering millions of websites. One of the features that makes WordPress so special is its openness. The software is free and open source, and it welcomes anyone to contribute and to innovate.
If you use WordPress as your blog platform and would like to protect your content from being accessed by anyone else, you need to change your WordPress password. Doing this will ensure that no one can guess your password, and will therefore keep your content secure.
Fortunately, it’s a pretty easy process and doesn’t have to be as daunting as you might think it is. In this article, we’ll discuss the steps to take in order to change your WordPress password so that it is more secure and unique to you.
Make A Plan
Before you start making any changes to your WordPress installation, it’s important to have a plan. If you’re changing the password to a strong one, then you may have to restart the blog in order to log in with the new credentials. Depending on your hosting package, this may mean losing all of the content that you’ve ever published on the blog (which is pretty frustrating).
It’s also worth considering what will happen once you’ve changed the password. Will you be able to login as before? Can someone else still guess your old password and regain access to your blog?
Check Your Blog Hosting Account
The first thing to do before making any changes is to check your blog hosting account. Log in and see if there are any notifications or messages from WordPress related to your account. If you’re getting any kind of warning or notice from WordPress, it means that your account is probably flagged as suspicious or infected. In this case, you should contact your hosting provider as soon as possible and ask them to help you out (contact them via email).
If everything seems okay and your blog is still accessible, your next move should be to change your WordPress password. Rest assured that this is not a problem with WordPress and that you’re doing the right thing by changing it.
Change Your WordPress Password
In order to change your WordPress password, you’ll need to log in to your WordPress dashboard. If you’re not sure how to get to your WordPress dashboard, visit www.wordpress.com/ and click on the Support link in the top-right corner of the screen. This will bring you to the WordPress login page.
Once you’re on the dashboard, you’ll see a screen that looks like this:
- Search bar
The first thing you should do is change your password. To do this, click on the gear icon under your username and enter your new password in the “Update profile” section that appears. If you forgot your password, click on the blue link under “Forgotten your password?” and follow the on-screen instructions.
Now that you’ve changed your password, it’s time to test it. Log in to your blog and try to access a post or page that you previously couldn’t. If you’re still unable to access these content items, it means that someone is trying to login with your old password. You’ll need to change it back as soon as possible (if you’re using a shared hosting plan, this usually means contacting your hosting provider and getting them to increase your limits; if you’re using a free blog host, it usually means changing your password again).
Restart Your Blog
After you’ve changed your password and tested it successfully, it’s time to restart your blog. Restarting means that your WordPress software is updating itself and applying all of the changes that you’ve made. This will, among other things, mean that your blog will display your new, more secure password when you log in.
If you use the dashboard to manage your blog’s content, you’ll need to click on the gear icon at the top of the page and then select the “Save and Publish” button in order to make your changes live on the blog. You can also choose to preview your posts before publishing them.
You can also choose to make your blog easier to read for visitors. The most common way to do this is to turn off your comments. This will prevent other people from leaving comments on your blog, and it will keep your content more private.
Contact Blogger Help
If you’ve followed these instructions correctly and you’ve changed your WordPress password and tested it successfully, but you’re still unable to access your blog’s content, it may be that something is blocking your login. In this case, you should contact blogger support. Email them at email@example.com and tell them that you’re having trouble logging in to your blog. In most cases, they’ll be able to help you out. Sometimes, it can be an issue with your hosting provider or a firewall that is blocking certain services from connecting to your blog. If nothing else works, you’ll have to switch to a paid hosting plan to ensure that your login is not being blocked by something.