wp_set_password( string $password, int $user_id )

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


Description Description

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

Please note: This function should be used sparingly and is really only meant for single-time application. Leveraging this improperly in a plugin or theme could result in an endless loop of password resets if precautions are not taken to ensure it does not execute on every page load.


Parameters Parameters

$password

(string) (Required) The plaintext new user password

$user_id

(int) (Required) User ID


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/pluggable.php

function wp_set_password( $password, $user_id ) {
	global $wpdb;

	$hash = wp_hash_password( $password );
	$wpdb->update($wpdb->users, array('user_pass' => $hash, 'user_activation_key' => ''), array('ID' => $user_id) );

	wp_cache_delete($user_id, 'users');
}

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Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    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.

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