This plugin allows the admin to reset all the passwords and automatically email out the link to reset
- Upload the
emergency-password-resetdirectory to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Click on Emergency Password Reset in the Users menu
- Click on the ‘Reset Passwords’ button
- How does it work?
When you click rest passwords, the plugin recreates random passwords for every user and emails them the link to the “lost password” page.
- Will I be secure now from a hack?
Not necessarily. We advise you change your SALTS in the wp-config.php file which will force logouts for all users. WordPress provide a tool to generate new ones.
Check out our blog post on hacked WordPress sites
This plugin does what it says on the tin. Works with multisite. Simply run it from the main blog in the network. Then delete it.
Gotcha: it runs thorugh all users in a single request, so it may time out if your network has more than, say, 500 users.. Depending on your server env, you may not even see an error page, so you won’t know which users were processed and which ones are pending.
This does what it says on the tin, and for that I am grateful!
However, if you have iThemes Security installed, with the ‘hide backend’ feature, you will want to turn that feature off before resetting the passwords. Or you will find yourself unable to use the reset link that gets sent in the email.
Works, but doesn’t send a new password link. So much work to fix this…
Worked fine on my blog. Thanks
Contributors & Developers
“Emergency Password Reset” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
Interested in development?
- 1.0 Sends link to reset password page rather than new password
- 0.5 Form to change username from “admin”
- 0.4 Shows WP 4.0 compatability
- 0.3 Add Screenshot
- 0.2 Correct the title in readme.txt!
- 0.1 Initial release