How create new custom forget password template ?

  1. Create new file forget-password.php and paste below given code in this.
  2. Create new page Forgot password and select forgetpassword template here

* Template Name: Forgot password Template
* A custom page template without sidebar.
* The “Template Name:” bit above allows this to be selectable
* from a dropdown menu on the edit page screen.



if( (isset($_REQUEST[‘update_confirm’])) AND ($_REQUEST[‘update_confirm’]=’update_confirm’) )
$kkey =$_POST[‘key’];
$reseetQry =mysql_query(“update wp_users set user_pass=’$newpass’,user_activation_key=” where user_login=’$usernameemail’ AND user_activation_key=’$kkey'”);

echo “<span class=’msgg-ok’>Your password has been reset.<br> <a href=’/user-login/’>Log in</a></span>”;


if( (isset($_REQUEST[‘update’])) AND ($_REQUEST[‘update’]==’update’))

$Qry = mysql_query(“select user_login,user_email from wp_users where user_login=’$username_email’ OR user_email=’$username_email'”);
$forpassAry =mysql_fetch_array($Qry);
$email =$forpassAry[‘user_email’];
$user =$forpassAry[‘user_login’];

$autogenerate_key =crypt($username_email);
//echo “update wp_users set user_pass=’$newpass’ ,user_activation_key=’$autogenerate_key’ where user_login=’$username_email’ OR user_email=’$username_email'”;
mysql_query(“update wp_users set user_pass=’$newpass’ ,user_activation_key=’$autogenerate_key’ where user_login=’$username_email’ OR user_email=’$username_email'”) or die(mysql_error());

$mailmsg=”Someone requested that the password be reset for the following account:\n$homeurll.\n\nUsername: $user\n\nIf this was a mistake, just ignore this email and nothing will happen.\n\nTo reset your password, visit the following address:\n$homeurll/forgot-password/?action=rp&key=$autogenerate_key&login=$user

//echo $mailmsg;

mail($email,'[The Pacifico Partnership] Password Reset’,$mailmsg);

echo “<span class=’msgg-ok’>Check your e-mail for the confirmation link.</span>”;

echo “<span class=’msg-errr’>Username or Email is not found.</span>”;



<?php if($_GET[‘action’]==’rp’){ ?>

<?php } if((!$_POST) OR ($notfound!=”)){


<div id=”forget_display”>
<form action=”” method=”post” onsubmit=”return blank_field();”>
<div >  <label>Please enter your username or email address.You will receive a link to create a new password via email.</label><br /><br />
<div> <input name=”uemail” type=”text” id=”uemail” onfocus=”if
(this.value==’Enter Username/E-mail’) this.value=”;” onblur=”if (this.value==”)
this.value=’Enter Username/E-mail’;” value=”Enter Username/E-mail”/></div> <input type=”submit” value=”Get New Password”/> </div>
<input type=”hidden” name=”update” value=”update” />

<?php }?>

<?php if( (isset($_REQUEST[‘action’])) AND ($_REQUEST[‘action’]==’rp’)) {?>
<form action=”<?php echo home_url(‘/’) ?>forgot-password/” method=”post” onsubmit=”return blank_pfield();”>
<label>Enter new password:</label><div>  <input name=”newpass” type=”password”  id=”newpass”/> </div></div><br />
<div><label>Repeat password:</label><div>  <input name=”repeat-pass” type=”password”  id=”repeat-pass”/> </div></div><br />
<div><label>&nbsp;</label> <input type=”submit” value=”Change password” /></div>
<input type=”hidden” name=”update_confirm”  value=”update_confirm”/>
<input type=”hidden” value=”<?php echo $_REQUEST[‘login’];?>” name=”useremail” />
<input type=”hidden” name=”key” value=”<?php echo $_REQUEST[‘key’];?>” />
<?php }?>


function blank_field()


if(document.getElementById(‘uemail’).value==’Enter Username/E-mail’)
alert(“Please enter username or email”);
return false;
return true;

function blank_pfield()


alert(“Please enter new password”);
return false;

alert(“Please enter repeat password”);
return false;

alert(“Password do not match”);
return false;

return true;

<?php get_footer(); ?>


Sr. Software Engineer

Posted in PHP, Wordpress
16 comments on “How create new custom forget password template ?
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  2. David says:

    The only thing I get is:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CLASS in …wp-content/themes/TheCorporation-child/forget-password.php on line 20

    I’m minimally programmer-minded, so I tried to troubleshoot as best I could with Google searches. I replaced any nice-formatted quotes/apostrophes to plain quotes/apostrophes. I also played with the spaces. Unfortunately, many things cause that type of error. I also disabled my plugins. But it always has given me that error.

    Any suggestions?

  3. Raghunath (Web Freelancer) says:

    Hi David,
    I have sent you a email regarding to both issues on your email so please read my mail and reply me on same email id.

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  6. Sandeep says:

    Will it override forgot password email template

    • Hello Sandeep,

      Thanks for comment!.
      Using my code you can create only own separate forgot password email template not override the default wordpress forgot password template!

      • Sandeep says:

        I have changed the forgot password email message in your code but still I am default wordpress forgot password email message.

      • Hello Sandeep,
        I have already tell that using my code you can create a new forgot password template not to override the defauls wordpress template!, For this you have need to create a new template as per instruction give non this post and select that template from any page from where you want to publish this

  7. Alicia says:


    I tried using the code you had above and also used the forgot.php you linked in your comments.
    I am able to load the page to input my email address for a new password, submit and receive the email with the link to change my password. When I click the link, it shows a log in form instead of fields with ‘new password’ + ‘repeat password’.

    Am I missing something? I’ve created a new page template and paste the above code and set a new page with the that template.
    Thank you for your help.

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