How to Set Minimum Password Length for Profile Editor

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Are you looking for a way to set a minimum password length within the profile editor? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to set minimum password length for profile editor in Easy Digital Downloads.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function pd_edd_pre_update_user_profile( $user_id, $userdata ) {
	// How many characters should the password be?
	$length = 8;
	$password = isset( $_POST['edd_new_user_pass1'] ) ? $_POST['edd_new_user_pass1'] : '';
	if ( ! empty( $password ) && ( strlen( $password ) < $length ) ) {
		edd_set_error( 'password_too_short', sprintf( 'Your password must contain at least %s characters.', $length ) );
add_action( 'edd_pre_update_user_profile', 'pd_edd_pre_update_user_profile', 10, 2 );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 9 best WordPress job board plugins and how to set up author tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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  1. Can you confirm that this PHP function still works in WordPress v6.1.1?

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