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wp_set_password( string $password, int $user_id )

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

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

$password

(string) (Required) The plaintext new user password

$user_id

(int) (Required) User ID

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' );
	}

Changelog

Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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Licensed under the GNU GPLv2+ License.
https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_set_password