WEBFI-WordPress-How to Recover a Lost Password in WordPress

Forgot your password? Are you not sure how to recover your lost password to log back into your WordPress site? Everyone forgets their passwords every so often and we’ve helped thousands of people get back into their WordPress sites. In this video, we will show you the simple steps to recover a lost password in WordPress.


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Start by going to the login screen of your WordPress site. You can add the following to the end of your domain to normally get to the login page of your site:


Most sites should have a link below the login section that states “Lost your password?” that you want to click. It will bring you to a new section requesting your username or Email Address, this will send an email to that user’s email or the specified email if there is a user with that email address.

The page should update with the message “Check your email for the confirmation link. The email itself should have your blog title followed by Password Reset in your inbox after a few minutes. Make sure you check your spam or junk folders as some emails can be caught there.

The second link in your email should be to reset your password, it will take you back to your website and will allow you to enter a new password for your account. It will automatically generate a strong password for you that you can change to your own password of choice. When that is set up you can press the Reset Password button to set your password.

If you are not receiving the email or are having another issue with resetting using this method you would want to take a look at our article:

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  • Ren Wallace on July 30, 2018

    Thanks very much for this.

  • Dave Werner on March 9, 2019

    0:36 what if you don't get the email with the password reset?

  • Nehemia Khawzol on October 28, 2019

    i never got reset password link on my email.

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    CYBER_KOR on Instagram is the answer to your problems. He just did mine after over three years of searching for solutions. …

  • Sophia Williamson on December 26, 2020

    I highly appreciate his efforts #perfect_hacker100 IG
    He just got my account fixed and fully recovered all in few hours. He's the best 💯

  • David G on September 28, 2021

    When I click the Forgot Password link, it takes me to a Page Doesn't Exist page in my own theme. Yikes.

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