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Function Reference/wp set password

Description

Updates the user's password with a new encrypted one.

For integration with other applications, this function can be overwritten to instead use the other package password checking algorithm.

Usage

<?php wp_set_password$password$user_id ?>

Parameters

$password
(string) (required) The plaintext new user password
Default: None
$user_id
(integer) (required) User ID
Default: None

Returns

This function does not return a value.

Examples

Below is an example showing how to update a user's password

<?php
$user_id = 1;
$password = 'HelloWorld';
wp_set_password( $password, $user_id );
?>

Please note: This code should be deleted after ONE page load, otherwise the password will be reset on every subsequent load, sending the user back to the login screen each time.

Notes

Change Log

Since: 2.5

Source File

wp_set_password() is located in wp-includes/pluggable.php

Related

wp_hash_password(), wp_set_password()

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