In newer versions of WooCommerce, a password strength meter was integrated so you can ensure your shoppers have a safer shopping experience. Despite the advice to avoid common passwords, more often than not users default to the same code for every site – the small prod can avoid big issues in the future. While it’s a great measure, a lot of store owners want to either lower the restriction or remove it all together – either the restriction was too much, not necessary, or maybe even not strong enough.
This problem could of course use a function as a remedy, but that’s often beyond a store owner’s comfort level. We know that functions could be overwritten, could cause issues, or could even bring the whole site down in flames – I’ve seen it. There has to be a better way, right? RIGHT?!
Of course there is! In response to a lot of customer demand, I put together the WooCommerce Password Strength Settings Plugin. It’s a quick, one-option plugin that allows you to define the level of security required for new user passwords on your site.
What does WooCommerce Password Strength Settings do?
This plugin adds a new area to your WooCommerce installation in the WooCommerce > Settings > Accounts page to control the required WooCommerce Password Strength for new users. This allows store owners to either enforce only the strongest passwords, let anything slide, and a range of options in-between.
Ranging from level 1 to 5, the store administrators now have an easy place to switch the password strength on the fly.
For more information, see the Portfolio page with links to the public GitHub for issue reports, contributions, etc. I’d also love to hear what features you want to see in the future, so either post as an Issue on the GitHub or as a comment here!
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