After we have set your blog up, you should change your passwords. As a reminder, your WordPress wp-admin panel and your Hostgator control panel have different usernames and passwords. Changing one of these passwords will not change the other!
To change your WordPress wp-admin panel password, go to [yourdomain.com]/wp-admin . Click on Users (on the left), then Your Profile. Scroll down and change your password.
To change your Hostgator control panel password, log in to your control panel (link is in the original email that Hostgator sent you) with your username and password (also in the original email that Hostgator sent you.) Once you’re logged in, click “Change Password” (see below) to change your control panel password.