Today we are announcing WPassword 2.0! We are very excited about this release. Finally, WordPress multisite network administrators can also enforce strong password policies.
In this update we have also added the new first time login password change policy. In addition to these new features, we have added several other plugin improvements, as we highlight in these release notes.
WordPress multisite network support
Typically, multisite networks have many users. In most cases the network’s administrators do not even know who owns the users, and how security conscious they are. So the need to enforce strong WordPress password policies is even more critical on multisite networks.
WPassword works as a network tool when installed on multisite. Super administrators can:
- configure password policies per WordPress role,
- mass reset the password of all multisite network users with one click,
- exclude users or users with a specific WordPress role from the policies,
- enforce password policies on custom login pages,
- force users to change their password the first time they login,
- and everything else that can be done on a single WordPress website.
New policy to change password on first time login
When new users are registered or created on a WordPress website, the chances are that they will use a weak password. There is nothing that incentives them to use a strong password. Even worse, most eCommerce and membership plugins sent the users’ password over email, in clear text. For example this happens when WooCommerce automatically creates a new customer user on your eCommerce website.
As a security best practice to counter against the use of weak passwords, you can configure a policy with the WPassword to enforce users to reset their password the first time they login, and their password has to meet the policy requirements.
What else is new and improved in version 2.0?
For a complete list of what is new and improved in this exciting update of WPassword please refer to the plugin change log.
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The Password Policies manager for WordPress starts from $29.99. Implementing strong password policies on WordPress websites cost less than what most of use spend on coffee in a week!