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How To Change Your Admin Password

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Monday, January 20, 2014

We'd like to take a quick moment to tell you how to change the password that logs you into the backend of your website. This password is a commodity, and should be treated like one, as it grants you access to all of the content, analytics, and critical information of your business's online presence. There are a number of reasons why one might wish to change their password, but ultimately, if you feel like the security of your site could be compromised at any time, it's a good idea to go ahead and change it. Luckily, every custom website that Hazel Digital Media creates uses the same, state-of-the-art technology, so making quick fixes like this is no sweat.

How To Change Your Password

If you know your current password, and want to change it, it's incredibly easy. Allow us to help you navigate. You can do this from any area of the backend. Simply look up at the top of the page.

You'll see the omnipresent header, with lots of vital tools on it. Over to the right, you should see your administrative name. If you hover over that, a drop-down will appear. Click My Details.

If you scroll down to the very bottom of the following page, you'll first be prompted to enter your existing password for verification, after which you can update with a new password.

The new password will become active the next time you go to log on, meaning your current administrative session will not be interrupted as a result of changing it. Pretty simple, eh?

How To Retrieve A Lost Password

With so many resources being utilized online, it's easy to forget which password went with which login, or to forget just what that combination of letters and numbers was. Retrieving passwords from the reaches of your memory may be no easy task, but retrieving it from Internet archives only takes a second.

Go to yourdomain.com/admin, and you'll be taken to your login page. Below the lines where you'd enter your username and password, there's a button that says Lost Your Password?

After clicking this, you will be asked to provide the email address associated with your admin account. You will then receive a message in your inbox, which will provide further instructions from there. You will be presented with your current password, or given the option to create a new one altogether.

Your password is the key that lets you into all the behind-the-scenes machinery and information that keeps your website running at maximum potential. We recommend writing it down somewhere safe, and choosing something attached to your memory that no one else will be able to guess.

In the event that you cannot remember which email address is associated with your admin account, we keep everything on file, so give us a quick call, and we can help you out.

To learn more about this technology, and everything that our backend software is capable of, please Call or Contact Us today.

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