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[Resolved] Questions about user forms (CRED plugin)

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Last updated by Saul Baizman 1 year, 9 months ago.

Assisted by: Waqar.


Hi there,

I'm using the CRED plugin to create a User Form that allows logged in users to change their WordPress password, and I have a couple of questions:

+ I'd like to require the new password that the user enters to meet certain password complexity requirements (i.e., be a minimum length, include symbols, etc.). I know I can validate the submitted form data with PHP via the cred_form_validate hook; is there a hook that I can use on the frontend to validate the data via JavaScript before it's submitted?

+ The plugin allows me to specify the new password field and verification field the user enters through a native field type. I'd also like the user to have to enter their *current* password, like below:

enter current password: _______
enter new password: _______
enter new password again: _______

Is this possible?

Thank you!




Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

+ For the frontend validation of the password strength, through JavaScript, you don't need any built-in filter/hook. You can implement the password strength script library of your choice:
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+ The "current password" field option is not supported, out-of-the-box, so you'll have to include a generic field for this.

Next, you can use a custom function attached to the "cred_form_validate" hook to see if the entered existing password is correct or not, through the "wp_check_password" function:

I hope this helps and please let me know if you need any further assistance with this.



Thanks, Waqar! I'll follow your links and instructions as I move forward.


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