wp_hash_password( string $password )

Create a hash (encrypt) of a plain text password.


Description Description

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


Parameters Parameters

$password

(string) (Required) Plain text user password to hash


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Return Return

(string) The hash string of the password


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/pluggable.php

function wp_hash_password($password) {
	global $wp_hasher;

	if ( empty($wp_hasher) ) {
		require_once( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/class-phpass.php');
		// By default, use the portable hash from phpass
		$wp_hasher = new PasswordHash(8, true);
	}

	return $wp_hasher->HashPassword( trim( $password ) );
}

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Changelog
Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.


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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Compare an already hashed password with its plain-text string:

    <?php
    $wp_hasher = new PasswordHash(8, TRUE);
    
    $password_hashed = '$P$B55D6LjfHDkINU5wF.v2BuuzO0/XPk/';
    $plain_password = 'test';
    
    if($wp_hasher->CheckPassword($plain_password, $password_hashed)) {
        echo "YES, Matched";
    } else {
        echo "No, Wrong Password";
    }
    ?>
    
    

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