function wp_hash_password($password) {}

Create a hash (encrypt) of a plain text password.
For integration with other applications, this function can be overwritten to instead use the other package password checking algorithm.


  • string $password: Plain text user password to hash

Return values

returns:The hash string of the password

Source code

function wp_hash_password($password) {

	global $wp_hasher;

	if ( empty($wp_hasher) ) {

		require_once( ABSPATH . 'wp-includes/class-phpass.php');

		// By default, use the portable hash from phpass

		$wp_hasher = new PasswordHash(8, TRUE);


	return $wp_hasher->HashPassword($password);



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