function wp_set_password( $password, $user_id ) {}

Updates the user’s password with a new encrypted one.
For integration with other applications, this function can be overwritten to instead use the other package password checking algorithm.


  • string $password: The plaintext new user password
  • int $user_id: User ID

Source code

function wp_set_password( $password, $user_id ) {

	global $wpdb;

	$hash = wp_hash_password($password);

	$wpdb->update($wpdb->users, array('user_pass' => $hash, 'user_activation_key' => ''), array('ID' => $user_id) );

	wp_cache_delete($user_id, 'users');



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