How to Recover Your WordPress Account: A Step-by-Step Guide
WordPress is a widely used CMS, and you likely have an account that you use to manage your website. But what happens when you forget or lose access to your account? Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered with these perplexing and bursty steps to recover your WordPress account.
Step 1: Check Your Email
If you can’t recall your email or password, start by checking the email account linked to your WordPress account. WordPress sends password reset emails to the email address associated with your account. Try to recollect which email you used to sign up for WordPress and check that email. If you used the right email, you should receive an email with reset steps.
If you can’t find the email, scan through your spam or junk folder as WordPress emails can end up there. If you can’t find the email, move to the next step below.
Step 2: Contact Your Hosting Provider
If you can’t recover your account using your email address, contact your website’s hosting provider. They may provide assistance to recover your account. The hosting provider can verify your account, password, and grant you access to your WordPress account. If you cannot access your WordPress dashboard, you may need to provide proof of ownership.
Step 3: Invalidate Cookies
If your browser cookies are the culprit, invalidating your browser cookies may help recover your account. Follow the steps below to invalidate your cookies:
- Visit the WordPress login page in your web browser.
- Click on the lock icon near the URL bar.
- Click on the “cookies” symbol.
- Press the “Remove All” button to erase all WordPress cookies from your browser.
After clearing your cookies, restart your browser and try logging into your WordPress account. If you still can’t access your account, you may proceed to step four.
Step 4: Reset the Password through the Database
If none of the above steps resolve the issue, resetting the password through the database may work. Here’s how:
- Go to your hosting provider’s dashboard and access your site’s cPanel.
- Navigate to the PHPMyAdmin icon and double click on the database.
- Click on the “wp_users” table that contains your user data.
- Click on the edit icon for your user name.
- In the “user_pass” field, modify it to an MD5 hash and input your new password.
- Click the “Go” button.
By resetting your WordPress account password, you can now log in and make changes to your website.
Forgetting your WordPress account details can be overwhelming. By following one of these perplexing and bursty steps, you should be able to recover your account in no time. You can get back into your account by resetting your password via email, contacting your hosting provider, invalidating your cookies, or altering the password through the database.