How to Add a Simple User Password Generator in WordPress


How to Add a Simple User Password Generator in WordPress
Brett Hanson

Using strong passwords is essential when it comes to WordPress security. Often we see that users use extremely easy to guess passwords like test123, demo123, or even changethis. In some cases this happens because the site administrator assigns that password when adding a new user to their WordPress site. Their hope is that users will change their password. However, most users don’t change such passwords simply because they are easy to remember and type. In the past, we have shown you how to force strong passwords as well as how to expire passwords in WordPress after a set period of time. If you run a WordPress site with multiple users, then you should encourage users to choose strong passwords. In this article we will show you how to add a simple user password generator in WordPress.

How to Add a Simple User Password Generator in WordPress
Shelia Glover

Using strong passwords is one way to help ensure the safety of your site. Sometimes a user loses their password and an admin needs to change it to something new. In this video, we will show you how to add a simple user password generator in WordPress.

Should WordPress Include a Password Generator?
Aida Gomes

Aaron Campbell opened a trac ticket on a related topic five years ago, requesting a button that generates a random password to use when creating a new user account in the admin section. Brad Williams chimed in on the original ticket to suggest the cPanel password generator as a good UI example of how WordPress might include this feature. The same idea was also presented by Ryan Duff two years ago in a post on the WordPress Ideas page. While the password strength meter is now active on this screen, you still need to create the password yourself.

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