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[resolved] Reset Password For All Users? (5 posts)

  1. outofhand
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there a way to reset the password of all the registered users? Maybe a plugin that would generate the new password & e-mail all the users, notifying them that they need to sign in & create a new password?

    I just imported users from a Simplemachines forum & the password encryption is different between SMF & WordPress so their existing passwords won't work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

  2. outofhand
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Nevermind.

    I did it the long way & simply ran the reset password code for all user IDs manually.

  3. noyz319
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does anybody know if there is fast way to do this? I need to reset the password for over a thousand users i imported from another application? This would take me days of clicking reset links to do manually!

    Is there some hack to reset all the passwords and send them via email to all users or somehting similar?

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you look in the database, there's a field called user_activation_key on every user entry. If you set all those to something (each one must be different!), then give out links to your users like this:

    http://example.com/wp-login.php?action=rp&key=WHATEVER_THE_KEY_IS

    Then they can click that link to go reset their own passwords.

    Note that it is very important that the user_activation_key be different for each user. Just any old random text will do.

  5. noyz319
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks otto, that sounds promising, i'll give it a try.

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