wp_set_password ( $password, $user_id )

  • (string) password The plaintext new user password.
  • (int) user_id User ID.
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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. 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.

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wp_hash_password, reset_password, wp_check_password, wp_get_password_hint, wp_generate_password

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