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    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?


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  • Nevermind.

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

    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?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    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:

    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.

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

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