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How to reset my WordPress password in Plesk

If your WordPress website is hosted in your Windows Hosting product, and you can no longer access the /wp-admin.php page to manage your website, you will need to reset your password or assign new login credentials by doing any of the following:

  • Request a password reset directly from WordPress,
  • Reset your password through the WordPress management page in Plesk, or
  • Reset your password via phpMyAdmin in Plesk.

If you're using the WordPress Hosting product, reset your password by clicking here.
If your WordPress website is hosted in your Linux Web Hosting product, you can reset your WordPress password by clicking here.

Reset Password via WordPress Login Page

To reset your password directly from the WordPress login page, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter YourDomainName/wp-admin on your browser.

    Important Note: Replace YourDomainName with your actual website.

  2. Click on the Lost your password? link directly below the login form.
  3. Enter your Username or the Email Address connected to your WordPress account in the field provided.
  4. Click Get New Password.
    You will receive a new email from WordPress.
  5. Open the email, click on the given link, and enter your New Password.

Congratulations! You just learned how to reset your password via WordPress login.

Reset Password via WordPress management in Plesk

To reset your password through the WordPress management page in Plesk, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Sign Up / Log In at the top of this page.
  2. Select Hosting Manager from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter your username and password, then click Log In.
  4. Click WordPress from the left-side menu.
  5. Click on the Name of the website that you wish to manage.
  6. Under Access Info, click on the change login settings link.
  7. The details beside Administrator is your username.
  8. Click Show beside Current password to view it and click the change link beside it to continue with password reset.
  9. Add a New password and re-enter it to Confirm password.
  10. Click OK to save.

Congratulations! You just learned how to reset your password via WordPress management in Plesk.

Reset Password via phpMyAdmin in Plesk

To reset your password through your Plesk's phpMyAdmin, follow the steps below:

  1. Click Sign Up / Log In at the top of this page.
  2. Select Hosting Manager from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter your username and password, then click Log In.
  4. Click Databases from the left-side menu.
  5. Click the phpMyAdmin icon under the database that is connected to your WordPress website.
  6. From the Table column, click on the name that has suffix _users from the list.
  7. Look for the user whose password you need to change, then click on its corresponding Edit link.
  8. On the user_pass row, select MD5 from the drop-down menu under Function.
  9. Under the Value column of the user_pass row, delete the current password and enter a new password.
  10. Click Go at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations! You just learned how to reset your password via phpMyAdmin in Plesk.

Note: Among the 3 methods above, you can only change your username via phpMyAdmin in Plesk. You can do this by editing the Value column of the user_nicename row to the new username that you want.

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