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Password Hash


Password Hash is a WordpPress plugin that improves the WordPress password hashing security by using the builtin password_hash and password_verify functions.

If the installed PHP version doesn’t support those methods, it falls back to the standard PHPass method.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Normal plugin

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/whrd-password-hash directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

Must-use plugin (recomended)

  1. Upload the whrd-password-hash.php file into /wp-content/mu-plugins folder.


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  • Initial release.