You may run into a case when you have lost access to your account at some point. We desire to make sure that you take the vital steps to stay away from getting locked out and set up your WordPress.com account to be recoverable.
In this guide, we will take a look at How to reset your password to help you know more deeply about this topic.
To reset your password
- The process of password reset
- SMS Recovery with Two Step Authentication
- Account Recovery Form
- Recovery Email and SMS number
The process of password reset
It is considered essential to remember your password and keep it secure. But, there might come a time in which you forget your password. In case you want to reset a forgotten password, please use the lost password form.
Type in your WordPress.com user or email address into the text box and hit the Get New Password (In case you do not know your WordPress.com username or email address, please sroll down to the Acount Recovery Form section below.)
We will then send an email to the address which is associated with your WordPress.com account.
Tap the button in the email saying Reset Password to reset your password. Click on this link will take you to a form which prompts you to fill in your new password twice.
Make sure to tap Reset Password at the bottom and you are all set.
SMS Recovery with Two Step Authentication
You are allowed to enable Two Step Authentication for added decurity on your WP account. In case you use your mobile phone number for Two Step Authentication, you are able to reset your password by filling in the code you received through mobile phone into the SMS Account Recovery box.
Then, you will be prompted to generate a new password. Tap the Reset my password! button and now you can sign in to WordPress.com using your new password.
Account Recovery Form
If you have misplaced your log-in information, the username or email address you have entered will not be recognized, and you are not allowed to use Two Step Authentication to reset your password, you are able to access your account using the Account Recovery Form. On this form, to verify that you are the owner of the blog in question, you can provide certain pieces of information, under Proof of Ownership:
Transaction ID: A transaction ID is a unique alphanumeric code created for your payment. In case you paid for an upgrade on the blog in question via PayPal, credit card, or another method — you can retrieve a transaction ID by signing in to your PayPal account or locating a past WordPress.com receipt sent to your email address.
Activation URL: When you generated your WordPress.com account, we sent an activation link to your email address that you were required to click. If that email included a confirmation button instead of a link, you can copy the activation URL by right-clicking on the button and selecting “Copy Link Address”. Please note that this text may be vary slightly depending on your browser.
At the bottom of the form, you are allowed to add any other details that could help. Next, tap Recover My Account button. We will contact you with a response or a request for additional information. You will be able to reset your password and regain access to your WordPress.com account once we have proof verifying you are the blog owner.
Recovery Email and SMS number
In your Account Settings, you can go to a tab called Account Recovery and insert an alternative email and SMS number. In the event you do not have access to your primary WordPress.com contact information, you are able to employ the recovery email and SMS number to verify your identity.
Thank you for reading! We hope that after reading this detailed guide, you are now able to get your password back or have another entry to acccess in case you do not remember your old password.