How to Change Your Password on wikiHow

Two Methods:Changing from Your Account PageChanging from the Sign-In Page

Need to change your password at wikiHow? Here's an easy way to do it!

Method 1
Changing from Your Account Page

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    Choose an easy-to-remember password.
    • Changing your password reduces potential security risks.
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    Log in.
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    Click on My Preferences. It should be under the "My Profile" drop down menu at the top.
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    Scroll down to the "Password" field and click on "Change password".
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    Enter your old password in the appropriate box.
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    Enter your new password (and retype it) in the appropriate boxes.
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    Click on "Change password" at the bottom of the page.

Method 2
Changing from the Sign-In Page

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    If you login to WikiHow with an incorrect password, you will receive an error message, telling you that you have entered an incorrect password. Click the link that says "Forgot password?", just below the box where you would normally enter your password.
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    A box, called "Password Reset" will appear on your screen. Type your e-mail or username, and the word that appears below it, to prove that you are human.
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    Click "Reset Password". WikiHow will notify you that your password has been reset.

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    Login to your e-mail. First, read the e-mail from WikiHow (an example of it is shown to the left), as it contains your new password. Copy (Ctrl + C) the password and click the link in the e-mail.
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    Login to WikiHow as you normally would, but this time with your new password. Paste it(Ctrl + V) in the normal place.Note that this password is temporary and you will have to change it as soon as you login.
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    Change your password. You do not have to click a link for this; WikiHow will do it for you automatically, when you login. Make sure your password is strong. It should consist of a mixture of numbers and letters in different cases.

Tips

  • Others may use your account to contribute to wikiHow in a negative manner.
  • Even without your wikiHow account, your IP address could be blocked.

Warnings

  • Do not reveal your password to others, or ask for others' passwords.

Article Info

Categories: Help | Your wikiHow Account