[wp-hackers] Default password length

James Davis james at freecharity.org.uk
Wed Feb 6 13:16:43 GMT 2008

Callum Macdonald wrote:

> I install a lot of WordPress sites, mainly for testing, and I notice 
> that the passwords are predominantly numbers and only 6 digits long. As 
> part of the password handling changes, can we push that out to 8 
> characters and improve the random algorithm?

The password generation function has been updated in trunk, although it 
still defaults to six characters length. The password generation 
function can be changed using a plugin if you wish.

See http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5401


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