How to Reset / Recover Default WordPress Administrator Password

WordPress is a Blog publishing application that is powered by PHP and MySQL, and it is gaining a lot of popularity these days, especially due to the abundance of user friendly features that they provide. Once installed you’ll need a username and password for gaining access to all features like :

o Settings
o Configurations
o Posting Blogs and entries

Losing a password or username could be really frustrating, especially if the user is a WordPress Blog administrator. The person wouldn’t be able to manage the Blogs without entering the proper username and password. To avoid such circumstances, WordPress has an inbuilt system which enables the user or administrator to recover the lost password.

During this password recovery process, WordPress users will not be able to view the existing password since it gets encrypted. Hence the password will be reset to a new password by using the Password Recovery method. After resetting the password, the user will be able to login to the WordPress Dashboard.

The easiest way to recover the password has always is by using the ‘Lost Your Password’ option. Once you click on the lost your password link, WordPress will provide access to a page where the user will be able to enter username or email address. Then the user has to click the ‘Get Net Password’ button. Instantly an email containing your present password is being sent to e-mail address that you provide.


The password recovery process will work only if the user provides a valid email address, the one which was used while registering the user profile. You will not be able to do the password recovery if you provide any other e-mail addresses. Once you receive the password on the e-mail, it would be better for you to reset it for security purposes.