Password Policies Manager plugin changelog

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2.3.1 (2020-09-09)

Release notes: PPMWP 2.3.1: improved support for third party plugins

Breaking change

  • Removed option to disable WordPress’ automatic password generation.


  • Better support for third party plugins – plugin works much better now with eCommerce, membership & subscription plugins.
  • The password reset module will require users to change the password even if they have not reset it within 24 hours.

Bug fixes

  • Password was not always automatically generated.
  • Generated password did not always meet the configured password policies.
  • UI was not showing the correct configured user role specific policies.
  • Password was not being generated automatically when user had to reset the password on next login.
  • Password policies not inherited properly when using custom roles in certain edge cases.
  • Password policies not displayed properly on custom pages with WooCommerce.

2.3.0 (2020-07-15)

Release notes: PPMWP 2.3.0: inactive users & other policies and performance updates

New features

  • User profile setting to require user to change the password during next login.
  • The password policies shown when creating a new user are are the policies that apply for the new user’s role.
  • Setting to stop WordPress from automatically generating passwords.
  • Policy to require inactive users in WordPress to reset password once unlocked.


  • Applied several core and performance updates. Plugin can now be used to enforce policies on sites with more than 100,000 users  without any performance drops.
  • The inactive WordPress users policy now works as a standalone policy. It is no longer dependent on the expiration policy.
  • When users are marked as inactive, their existing sessions are instantly terminated.
  • Standardized the plugin’s settings prefix (code improvement).

Bug fixes

  • Plugin hangs when a user is automatically created by WooCommerce during checkout.
  • Users are not asked to reset their password during first login when using a specific custom login form.
  • Minor UI / placeholders alignment issues.
  • Password not reset properly when reset via Custom password reset form in Storefront.

2.2.0 (2020-04-22)

Release notes: Password Policy Manager 2.2.0: out of the box support for custom login pages & other updates.

New features


  • Updated About us page – added reference to our new two-factor authentication plugin.
  • Standardized the UI and UX of the user exemption settings.
  • Improved validation / checking of all policy settings.

Bug fixes

  • Password policies inheritance not working properly in some edge cases.
  • Plugin loading translation files correctly.
  • Plugin settings & data deleted from database when relevant setting is enabled and plugin is uninstalled.
  • Plugin shows incorrect message to user when their account is locked (WordPress dormant users check).

2.1.0 (2020-03-05)

Release notes: Password Policy Manager 2.1.0: dormant users policy and support for post login redirect plugins.

New features

  • Dormant users policy.
  • Setting to specify special characters that cannot be used in passwords.
  • Support for post login redirect plugins.


  • Reset all passwords functionality now resets all passwords and terminates sessions instantly.
  • Updated Freemius SDK to 2.3.2.
  • Removed old / obsolete code from the plugin.
  • Localized some strings that were hardcoded in js files.
  • Setting to exempt users from dormant users checks.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed some issues with localization and generated new POT file.

2.0.1 (2019-12-04)

Bug fix

  • Fixed an edge case issue in which the reset all function was not terminating the users’ sessions.

2.0 (2019-11-06)

Release notes: Password Policy Manager 2.0: multisite networks support and first time login policy.

New Features


  • Increased password history policy: plugin can now remember up to 100 passwords per user.
  • Improved the text of the email templates used in the plugin.
  • Improved the help and about pages (more links, help etc).
  • Improved plugin’s error messages.

Bug Fixes

  • Expired passwords can be reset with a wrong password.
  • Expired passwords cannot be reset by administrator.

1.4 (2019-08-13)

Release notes: Password Policy Manager 1.4: premium trials, advantageous pricing & plugin improvements.

New Feature


  • Reset all passwords functionality works also when policies are disabled.
    Improved the plugin’s text and messages (better UX).

Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue in which plugin prompts on login pages where incorrect.

1.2 (2019-06-05)

New Feature

1.1 (2019-01-10)

New Feature

  • Ability to configure different password policies for different user roles.


  • Users can now configure the maximum password length to less than 6 characters (not recommended).
  • Generic plugin improvements

1.0.1 (2018-09-10)

  • Added Spanish language files.

1.0.0 (2018-08-17)

  • Initial Release.