When you create a new user for your WordPress site, whether it’s for you, a coworker, an author, or a subscriber, you will need to create a password for them.
If that password becomes known by someone that shouldn’t know it, or if you think that the password might be too weak, then you may decide that it needs to be changed. Fortunately this is something that you can do through the admin section of your site. WordPress can even generate a strong password for you automatically if you are having trouble coming up with one on your own.
Create a New Password for a User in WordPress
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers as well. Note that you will need to be signed into your WordPress site as an administrator if you wish to change passwords for other users.
Step 1: Sign into the admin section of your WordPress site at yourdomain.com/wp-admin.
Step 2: Select the Users tab at the left side of the window.
Step 3: Choose the user for whom you would like to change the password.
Step 4: Scroll down and click the Generate password button.
Step 5: Change the password to one of your choosing if you don’t like the one that WordPress has created for you.
Step 6: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the Update User button.
Is there a user on your site that you don’t need anymore? Find out how to delete a user in WordPress if they no longer need an account on your site.
Matt has been working with WordPress and creating content using this powerful content management system for years. While he has written about many other tech topics, WordPress is one of his favorites.