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


(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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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:

    $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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