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updated Jun 6 '13

Simple User Password Generator 2.0.2 for WordPress

Allows administrators to generate a secure password when adding new users.

Users with the ability to add new users (typically just administrators) will have a new button on the add user screen that allows them to generate a secure password.

Also adds an “Encourage the user to change their password, once logged in.” checkbox (checked automatically when generating a password) that encourages the user to change their password to something more memorable. The password change suggestion appears on the top of admin pages, and can be easily dismissed.

As always, the plug-in was built with a focus on being simple and light weight. No new settings pages or configuration screens, and nothing added to the database. Just install and go!

Localization ready; includes Spanish translation. Other translations welcome!

  1. simple-user-password-generator screenshot 1

    New "Generate Password" button and "Encourage user to change their password" features seen on the add new users screen.

4 Replies

  1. Hi there,

    Nice and helpfull plugin. I’ve made a german translation for it.

    H.-Peter PfeuferApril 25, 2013 at 8:34 amReply
  2. Hi there

    we’re hitting a problem with the generate password plugin – when entering a new password as a subscriber then trying to login to change that generated password we are getting re-directed to the site’s homepage – any help would be appreciated.



    andyJanuary 6, 2014 at 10:50 amReply
    • Jake Goldman

      This plugin doesn’t alter login behavior. I believe subscribers, by default, are redirected to the front of the site upon logging on. You can override this behavior with custom code filtering the login redirect.

      Jake GoldmanJanuary 14, 2014 at 3:27 pmReply
  3. I love your plugin – I’ve used it on a number of sites I manage. Helps tremendously so I don’t have to come up with passwords!!

    Question – where do you pull the URL that is contained in the email? One of the sites I works on has a custom login page that I’d like to send in the email instead of the wp-login.php page. Can I change that somewhere?

    JenniferJanuary 11, 2014 at 12:34 amReply

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