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How to change the password reset expiry time in WordPress

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By default, when a user requests a new password WordPress creates a special “key” which must be used within a given time frame. If it is not used within the stipulated time frame it becomes invalid and the user must request a new password reset link.

With this in mind, in the Password Policy Manager plugin we have added a handy option which allows you to alter this time frame as you wish. To increase or decrease this reset time, simply:

  1. Navigate to Password Policies area in your WordPress admin
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Specify a value in the Reset key expiry time setting.

Reset expiry time in the Password Policies Manager plugin