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Announcing the release of WPassword 2.6.0

Last updated on January 10th, 2023 by Robert Abela. Filed under Products Releases & Updates

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We are happy to announce the latest release of WPassword, the password security plugin for WordPress. This version includes several improvements and bug fixes for an even smoother user and administrative experience while maintaining focus on WordPress password security.

Release highlight – enforce password policies during user registration

The biggest change in this release centers around password validation during the user registration process. In previous versions, you could only validate passwords based on user roles, limiting this feature to existing users. As such, administrators could not enforce password policies on registrations since during the registration process users are not assigned a user role yet.

In this update, password validation no longer requires a user to have an assigned user role, enabling administrators to enforce strong password policies during the user registration process.

Important improvements and bug fixes

The update also features several improvements and bug fixes improving both functionality and user experience.

UI improvements include text and formatting improvements, while parsing of list IDs and classes in the custom forms support script has been revised for better performance.

We took extra care to ensure previously reported bugs were fixed including instances where multiple emails were being sent to users and the addition of special characters previously unavailable for use in the special characters field.

For a full list of what’s included in version 2.6 refer to the WPassword plugin changelog.

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WordPress password security remains a critical aspect of a strong security policy. Passwords that are not sufficiently complex are often shared among users and are easier to crack. This can lead to breaches and data leaks which harm both businesses and users.

WPassword gives WordPress administrators and website owners the tools they need to implement stringent password policies for better protection and security. The plugin is very flexible and supports WooCommerce and multisite setups straight out of the box. Get started today with a 7-day free trial today.

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