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  • Resolved Steve

    (@stevenaive)


    I’m trying to set up a site where an admin can add new users and the new users are sent their password. I’ve enabled the Enable Custom E-mail module and I’m using the %user_pass% as shown here.

    I’m doing this on a test site, with no other plugins installed.

    Unfortunately the password that is sent out when I do this is not the correct one. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks in advance, Steve

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  • That is not one the available variables, listed above the input field.

    Steve

    (@stevenaive)

    So there isn’t an option to send users their password, they have to click a link and set the password themselves?

    Afaik yes… or they can set it themselves during registration.

    Why would you want to send them their password ? Why do something manual when it can be automated ?

    Steve

    (@stevenaive)

    With site/s I have, all the users are added manually (or bulk imported via CSV if there are a lot).

    WordPress automatically generates a password when you create a new user, so that part isn’t manual.

    Perhaps it’s a security thing, and emailing passwords isn’t the done thing anymore.

    I would indeed just let them reset it themselves and changes it to whatever they want it to be.

    WP changed it indeed for security reasons afaik.

    Plugin Author Jeff Farthing

    (@jfarthing84)

    It is definitely a security thing. Passwords should no longer be sent via email.

    Steve

    (@stevenaive)

    Ok, thanks for your help guys.

    Regarding the reset password links that are sent to users:

    1. Do these links expire and if so, how long do they remain valid for?

    2.Assuming someone other than the intended recipient had access to the link (and it hadn’t been used already), is there anything to stop that person using the link to reset a password?

    Plugin Author Jeff Farthing

    (@jfarthing84)

    The links are valid for one day and there is nothing else to stop someone else from using the link if they obtain it.

    Steve

    (@stevenaive)

    Ok, thanks again for your help.

    The links are valid for one day

    I did not know that 🙂 Learn something new every day.

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